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To evaluate the credibility of research sources, which of the following is a valid consideration?

A It is credible if published in a peer-reviewed scholarly journal.

If a source is published in a peer-reviewed scholarly journal, or by a scientific publisher, professional society, or university press with peer review, a source is most often credible. Online publication does NOT mean a source is never credible: some are not, but many others are published in peer-reviewed scholarly journals. Author affiliations with universities and institutions do inform online credibility. How many times a source has been cited in other sources also does.