There are several types of evaluation criteria that can be implemented when reviewing a source for its credibility, authority, reliability. The basic areas to examine include:
What does it mean to be a credible source? While the following video is geared towards students writing papers, it contains information that is transferrable to several aspects when evaluating information to determine if it is a source you will use to build your knowledgebase or share with a client requesting additional information.
To locate commonly used abbreviations, use PubMed journal catalog: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/journals
Search for the title (e.g. Veterinary Record) and in the list of results (particularly for those that retrieve multiple options for your title) look for the "NLM Title Abbreviation" and based on the citation style, add periods if necessary between the abbreviated words of the journal title.
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