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Article Review: Abortion Issues

Identify four articles regarding abortion and choice. Evaluate your sources using the criteria below. For each source, create a references page entry followed by a short paragraph in which you evaluate that source.

Credibility
Source appears trustworthy based on author's credentials, reputation of publisher or sponsoring organization. Authors and their credentials and affiliations are clearly identified and a means of contact is provided to affiliated organizations; site sponsors are credible and unbiased.

Accuracy & relevance
Information is supported by reputable and verifiable research; the information is relevant to the research topic and is complete, reliable and accurate. Information is reasonable, relevant, verifiable by other web and print sources. The site is edited and without typos; has an editor who verifies the information; rated by a Web subject index. The source of excerpted information is identified.

Currency
The information is up-to-date with a recent copyright date with updates as new and relevant information comes available. The date of publication and last update dates are provided, and the site is regularly updated. The most current version is used. The page links to other reputable pages.

Clarity
The information is objective and without bias and not relying on fallacies; the intended audience of the information is clear with both sides of the issue presented. The point of view is clearly stated. The information is objective and without bias and not relying on fallacies; the intended audience of the information is clear with both sides of the issue presented. The point of view is clearly stated.

Ads on the page are clearly distinguishable as advertisements.
Organization & support The information includes a bibliography, a useful table of contents and/or index, and its claims are clearly supported and documented. The site content is clearly organized. The site includes a help or search feature and includes links to additional information and provides appropriate bibliographic information.

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Holman, Z. (2012, September 28). "Pro-choice Activists Target Jeremy Hunt over Voting Record on Abortion Rights. The Guardian, Retrieved from http://www.g uardian.co.uk/world/2012/sep/28/abortion-rights-protest-jeremy-hunt

The article is from The Guardian, a long time and well-respected newspaper from the United Kingdom. The writer, Zoe Holman, uses direct quotes from people who work for the Department of Health, and from the activist group UK Feminista. Kate Banyard, a representive of the activist group is quoted to explain the reason for the group's protest, which is to extend the term limitations for safe abortion. The article is a good reference because it is straight objective reporting without a political stance or agenda. A good source in the sense that it allows the reader of the ...

Solution Summary

Example of how to write summaries and abstracts for a variety of sources.

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