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EDUC0550 Current Issues in US Higher Education

Course guide for Professor Lindsay Page's class Current Issues in US Higher Education


Welcome to the resource guide for Professor Lindsay Page's class, Current Issues in US Higher Education. Here you will find resources that can help you with your research in these areas. Please feel free to contact one of us for a one-on-one appointment to discuss your research. Our appointment calendars can be found in the Your Librarian boxes on this page.

If you're new to writing college level research papers, you might like to take a look at our guide below.

Search tips and tricks

Research evaluation

It can be hard sometimes to know whether a source is trustworthy or not. One quick method is the following. It's not foolproof but it does give you some things to think about when evaluating a source.:

Try asking yourself the following questions:

  1. Currency: How up to date is the information in this site?
  2. Relevance: How relevant is the information for your needs? Is it an appropriate level (not too elementary or too advanced)?
  3. Authority: Who is responsible for the information in this source? What are their credentials?
  4. Accuracy: Does the source provide evidence to support the information? Can it be found elsewhere?
  5. Purpose: What is the purpose? Is it to teach, sell, persuade?

Of course, Karen can also help you determine the validity of any resource you might be unsure about.

The above test was developed by librarian Sarah Blakeslee and her team at California State University, Chico.

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Postcard of quadrangle with statue of Marcus Aurelius

Ruth J. Simmons Quadrangle. Postcard, ca. 1910-1930. Luna Insight.