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Evaluating Information

Introduction to the types of resources available for research, their purposes, and the value of those resources in research.

Tutorials

Exploring Popular, Trade, and Scholarly Resources

Examine the qualities of three common types of periodicals: popular, trade, and scholarly magazines and journals, and discuss the roles that each type play in academic research

pencil over text bubble Reading Scholarly Articles

Learn about the components that make up a scholarly article and how to efficiently analyze and evaluate scholarly articles for usefulness.

IconUnderstanding Primary and Secondary Sources

Identify the difference between a primary and a secondary source and discuss the roles that each type play in academic research

Objectives

This guide is designed to help you:

  • Describe the scholarly peer review process and its importance in research
  • Outline the usefulness of books, journal articles
  • Discuss the difference between primary and secondary sources

 

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Icons by Noun Project: balance by shashank singh licensed under CC BY 3.0 represents differences between types of sources, potential merger partners by Bold Yellow licensed under CC BY 3.0 represents exploring popular, trade, and scholarly resources; compose by Nikolay Necheuhin licensed under CC BY 3.0 represents reading.