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    This solution gives numerous examples of what to look for when trying to find an academically acceptable search for your essays and/or discussion questions. In particular, it points out what is needed to make your search academically reliable and valid.

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    Reliability: dependable, capable of being relied upon, trustworthy.
    1) Are their footnotes and citations in their writing? Is there a reference page?
    2) What is the date of publication? Is it timely? Is it sustainable?
    3) Are the sites resources easily ...

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    This solution provides details required for doing an academic search. Reliability and validity are defined, as well as how to perform an academic search based on reliability and validity.