How do you verify quotes?

The Internet is full of quotes. Some are accurate and some are not so much…

Most of us haphazardly share information on the web. We hit “share” on Facebook or reTweet a quote without much thought. Who really has time to do the detective work to verify a quote?

Well, when it comes to academic research, we are expected to have higher standards (i.e. we are expected to be accurate). So, quotes on the Internet can cause us problems.

For this reason, our library maintains a research guide to Finding and Verifying Quotes:
http://lib.morainevalley.edu/FindingandVerifyingQuotes.aspx.
This guide includes various sources and philosophies behind the verification of quotes. This is definitely a place to go to find more substantial quotes.

 

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com