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Article quality quizEdit

Test yourself!
Which of the following is a sign of a good, reliable source for an article?
  1. It's written by the person or institution that the article is about. (click to expand or collapse)
    INCORRECT! The author of a press release usually has an interest in presenting that information in the best light. Look for independently written sources.
  2. The source is from a reliable, independent publisher, and shows various perspectives on the subject from experts in the field. (click to expand or collapse)
    CORRECT! The source should be independently written, and should reflect a general consensus of mainstream views of a subject, as well as common minority positions of the subject.
  3. The source has been widely read and appeared on best-seller lists. (click to expand or collapse)
    INCORRECT! While good sources MAY be popular, popularity itself doesn't indicate that a source is reliable.

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