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PHIL 2600: Ethics in Science

How to find credible resources for your research paper

Criteria for Reputable Books

Authoritative and credible books have these characteristics:

  • published by a university press, academic publisher, or well-known publisher
  • be wary of self-published or vanity press books
  • the author's identity and qualifications are available
  • has citations, footnotes or endnotes to support arguments (unless it is a memoir)
  • has professional-level formatting, grammar, word usage, etc.

Tools for Book Evaluation

Examples of Reputable Books

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