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KINE 1301: Cox: Olympic Games

Olympic Games

Olympic Games

Individual Databases

Selected Resources

The Lee College library catalog contains books about about the Olympic Games as well as books on more specific Olympic years:  

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Currency: the timeliness of the information

  • When was the information published or posted?
  • Has the information been revised or updated?
  • Is the information current or out-of date for your topic?
  • Are the links functional?

Relevance: the importance of the information for your needs

  • Does the information relate to your topic or answer your question?
  • Who is the intended audience?
  • Is the information at an appropriate level (i.e. not too elementary or advanced for your needs)?
  • Have you looked at a variety of sources before determining this is one you will use?
  • Would you be comfortable using this source for a research paper?

Authority: the source of the information

  • Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor?
  • Are the author's credentials or organizational affiliations given?
  • What are the author's credentials or organizational affiliations given?
  • What are the author's qualifications to write on the topic?
  • Is there contact information, such as a publisher or e-mail address?
  • Does the URL reveal anything about the author or source?

  •      examples: .com (commercial), .edu (educational), .gov (U.S. government), 
                   .org (nonprofit organization), or .net (network)

Accuracy: the reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the content, and

  • Where does the information come from?
  • Is the information supported by evidence?
  • Has the information been reviewed or refereed?
  • Can you verify any of the information in another source or from personal knowledge?
  • Does the language or tone seem biased and free of emotion?
  • Are there spelling, grammar, or other typographical errors?

Purpose: the reason the information exists

  • What is the purpose of the information? to inform? teach? sell? entertain? persuade?
  • Do the authors/sponsors make their intentions or purpose clear?
  • Is the information fact? opinion? propaganda?
  • Does the point of view appear objective and impartial?
  • Are there political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?

Useful websites:

Evaluating Information -- Applying the CRAAP Test

Evaluating Web Sources (Gettysburg College)

Search Tip

Using Keywords

Ex: Olympics; Olympic Games; specific years (1896, 1936, 1968, etc.); politics; political aspects; specific athletes


Online Citation Guides

APA Style


Citation Help

Style Guides

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association: (aka, The APA manual).

  • PLEASE NOTE: the APA has issued a new edition of its style manual, effective 2020.  The library has copies on order.  The Lee College Writing Center has the updated guides available for students and employees to use in-house.

Online Citation Help

Online Citation Generators

MS Word:  After you open your Word document, use the "References" tab to access their citation builder.  Includes MLA, APA, and Chicago, among others.

Lee College Writing Center

The Lee College Writing Center is still open and ready to assist students with ANY type of academic writing.  All assistance will be provided by phone or via Internet until the campus re-opens.

Contact a tutor:

Printable Citation Guides

Please note that APA has updated their style guide effective 2020; the following guides do not incorporate changes.  Updated guides are coming soon.

APA format:

All handouts in this section were created by the Lee College Writing Center.

MLA format: