If you want to determine if a book author is credible, check the foreword/preface/introduction and back cover of the book. These sections usually provide information on the author’s credentials/areas of expertise, etc.
Think of the credentials as follows:His/her educational background in a subject area.Other writings (books/articles on the same or similar topics)Overall years of experience in the field or subject.
How do you explain credibility of a source?
Articles. The definition of a credible source can change depending on the discipline, but in general, for academic writing, a credible source is one that is unbiased and is backed up with evidence. When writing a research paper, always use and cite credible sources.
Why is it important to evaluate credibility sources?
It is important to use credible sources in an academic research paper because your audience will expect you to have backed up your assertions with credible evidence. Using evidence that does not come from a credible source of information will not convince your reader that your claim is plausible or even correct.
How do you evaluate credibility?
Examine each information source you locate and assess sources using the following criteria:Timeliness. Your resources need to be recent enough for your topic. Authority. Does the information come from an author or organization that has authority to speak on your topic? Audience. Relevance. Perspective.