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Get Your Research ON!

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Get Your Research ON!
Databases
Pros
Verified, trusted

Expansive access to Images, articles, videos, ebooks

Primary and Secondary Sources
http://0-ic.galegroup.com.sable.jefferson.lib.co.us/ic/uhic/?p=UHIC%3AWHIC&u=lsc
http://0-web.a.ebscohost.com.sable.jefferson.lib.co.us/ehost/search/basic?sid=70082bd9-deb3-4495-a011-728b0635d5e5%40sessionmgr4003&vid=1&hid=4104
http://0-hist.alexanderstreet.com.sable.jefferson.lib.co.us/
RADCAB
Databases
Keywords

Relevancy
Authority
Who is the author of the information?
What are his or her qualifications?

In Other Words...

Kanye might not be the most reliable source for information on World News.

Bias
Why was this information written? Was it written to inform me, persuade me, entertain me, or sell me something?

In Other Words...

Think critically and read against the grain...just because it was published doesn't make it a good fit for your project.
Appropriateness
Is the information suitable to my age and and the audience I am writing for?
Relevancy
Is the information relevant to the question at hand?

In Other words...

Does this have anything to do with my topic?
Detail
How much information do I need? Is the depth of coverage adequate?

In Other Words...

This children's book is not enough...or this graduate thesis is too much!
Currency
When was the information published or last updated?

In Other words...

This article from 1991 might not be the best source for my project on the future of the internet.
Google Search
Revolutionary War
Google
Good for a quick search to find out if you are interested in the topic
Pros
Cons
Difficult to verify sources

Information can be manipulated
Cons
can be hard to navigate at first
need library card number to access
in Other words...

Do I understand what I am reading, will this information speak to my reader?
http://0-web.a.ebscohost.com.sable.jefferson.lib.co.us/ehost/detail?sid=44c5322e-82d7-44db-89f2-99fa71d06690%40sessionmgr4003&vid=6&hid=4104&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=f5h&AN=19868745
KEYWORD SEARCHES
Text messages of research


Question:
Who was the winner of the Battle of Wounded Knee?

Keyword Search:
Winner Battle Wounded Knee

http://www.jeffcolibrary.org
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