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Resources for UTSC undergraduate students taking one of the directed reading or directed research courses in physics/astrophysics.

Evaluate Sources

No matter the types of resources, whether it be books, articles, or websites, that you use for your assignments, they should be reliable, quality sources of information.

You can evaluate the quality of a resource using RADAR. RADAR is a framework that stands for five criteria: Rationale, Authority, Date, Accuracy, and Relevance. Each criterion has associated questions to answer in order to critically evaluate your resource. If you find that your responses are often uncertain or “no,” you may want to consider using another resource.