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ASEM 2679 - Think, Eat, Write: Food History

How to Evaluate an Author's Authority

You can try Google-ing the author's name to see if you can find background information.  If you find a book, is there an "About the Author" section or, if a collection of chapter essays, is there a contributor page?  Search for book reviews to determine if the reviewer reveals the credentials of the author.  If the publication is an article, does the article reveal with which institution the author is affiliated?