Cite the source you are evaluating: Bacolod, Marigee, et al. “When Young

Cite the source you are evaluating:
Bacolod, Marigee, et al. “When Young Soldiers Drink: The Impact of Legal Access to Alcohol among U.S. Army Soldiers.” Southern Economic Journal, vol. 87, no. 2, Oct. 2020, pp. 576–607. EBSCOhost,
Currency: the timeliness of the information
• When was the information published or posted? October 2020
• Has the information been revised or updated? No
• Is the information current or out-of date for your topic? Current
• Are the links functional? Yes
Relevance: the importance of the information for your needs
• Does the information relate to your topic or answer your question? Yes.
• Who is the intended audience?
Legislation and the individuals for young drinking.
• Is the information at an appropriate level (i.e. not too elementary or advanced for your needs)? Yes
• Have you looked at a variety of sources before determining this is one you will use? Yes
• Would you be comfortable using this source for a research paper? Yes
Authority: the source of the information
• Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor? Southern Economic Journal
• Are the author’s credentials or organizational affiliations given? Yes
• What are the author’s credentials or organizational affiliations given?Bacolod, Marigee (), Cunha, Jesse M. (, Yu‐Chu ()
• What are the author’s qualifications to write on the topic?
The authors study the impact of legal access to alcohol on young U.S. Army soldiers
• Is there contact information, such as a publisher or e-mail address?
• Does the URL reveal anything about the author or source?  Examples:
o com (commercial),
o .edu (educational),
o .gov (U.S. government), 
o .org (nonprofit organization),
o or .net (network) 
Accuracy: the reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the content 
• Where does the information come from? Studies were conducted to gain further knowledge.
• Is the information supported by evidence? Yes
• Has the information been reviewed or refereed? Yes
• Can you verify any of the information in another source or from personal knowledge? Yes
• Does the language or tone seem biased and free of emotion? Yes
• Are there spelling, grammar, or other typographical errors? None were recognized.
Purpose: the reason the information exists
• What is the purpose of the information? to inform? teach? sell? entertain? persuade?
More so to educate and inform
• Do the authors/sponsors make their intentions or purpose clear? Yes
• Is the information fact? opinion? propaganda? Facts and opinion
• Does the point of view appear objective and impartial? Yes
• Are there political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases? Political and personal biases
After evaluating this source, do you think you will use it for your paper? Why or why not? If you are not sure, explain why.
 Yes I will be using this source for my article. This source speaks on a controversial issue that is present and current and I think that it would be interesting to further elaborate on the subject.