EDUC 2296

Finding & Evaluating Sources

Jackie Sipes

 jsipes@temple.edu

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 Sources

Scholarly Sources

Professional & Scholarly Sources

  • Author
  • Publication (Journal)
  • Sometimes reports on a research study, may include data, findings, charts, etc. 
  • References other sources, draws on previous research

Web Sources

How do I judge a web source?

  • Author
  • Site type (website, blog, news
  • Content
  • References to research
  • If it's a website, is there an "About Us" link?

Education Databases &

Searching

Whether library website or Google...

Search terms are important

Effective teaching

teaching

instruction

techniques

strategies

OR

OR

Use your course texts

Effective teaching

teaching

instruction

student achievement

techniques

strategies

classroom management

cooperative learning 

grouping strategies

 

OR

OR

OR

Pay attention to...

Demo search

Citing in APA

 

Thank you!

Questions?

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