The ACCORD Model was created to help you evaluate sources. Evaluate each source individually based on the identified criteria to ensure it is academically appropriate.
If you need help evaluating a source, contact a librarian.
Reminder: The ACCORD model is designed to help you make informed decisions about what sources to include in your academic work. Not every source has to PASS every criteria to be included in your work. For example, you might not be able to determine the Oversight of a website but you are confident in the Agenda, Credentials and Citations criteria so you decide to use it as a source. You as the researcher have to make those decisions based on weighing all of the criteria against each other!