Evaluate a source:
Is the content scholarly and credible?
Is it relevant to the research topic?
Is the author a reliable and authoritative source?
What is the purpose of the resource?
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Journal: academic magazine
Article: published research within a journal.
Abstract: summary of the resource .
Material: book, article, journal, report, images, etc., in hardcopy or digital format.
Database (such as Academic Search Complete or Opposing Viewpoints)
Material in a stored digital format that includes full-text articles, book reviews, reports, and more.
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Scholarly: written by an expert
Peer-reviewed: a research article sent to other scholars in the field to read and critique for accuracy before being published in an academic magazine.
Full text: complete article in one or two formats:
PDF: exact scanned copy of the material.
HTML: version of an material that may or may not include graphs and photos.