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Black Music Research (MUSI 202): Methods and Resources

5 "SATBs": Tools for evaluating sources

  • S: What is the scope of the source? International? National? Biographies? Subjects? What is covered? What is omitted?
  • A: Who is the author or editorial board? Are they knowledgeable in the field? 
  • T: Timeliness: when was the resource written? Is it up-to-date? Does it include new scholarship
  • B: What is their bias?
  • s: Is the source for a scholarly or popular audience?