Finding & Evaluating Sources
What we'll cover...
- Criteria for judging the quality of a source
- Searching and source evaluation demo
What are some of the criteria you use when judging a potential source?
Professional & Scholarly Sources
- Publication (Journal)
- Sometimes reports on a research study, may include data, findings, charts, etc.
- References other sources, draws on previous research
How do I judge a web source?
- Site type (website, blog, news
- References to research
- If it's a website, is there an "About Us" link?
Education Databases &
Whether library website or Google...
Search terms are important
Use your course texts
Pay attention to...
Citing in APA