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Finding Resources

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on 16 October 2017

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Transcript of Finding Resources

Finding Resources
Scholarly Sources
Scholarly Journal Articles
Databases
Scholarly journal articles, conference papers, book reviews and other scholarly information

Online search tools: Search function

You can download full text articles.

The name of the journal is scholastic
The article is peer reviewed
The article is long
The article contains reference sources
The author of the article has authority in the field

Wikipedia articles are not scholarly sources.
Main points may not be in the first paragraph.

Other Countries
Main points in the first paragraph.

The U.S.
Structure
Types of sources
Evaluating sources
Finding articles
Using and citing sources


What is plagiarism?
“Plagiarism is the act of using another person’s words or ideas without giving credit to that person.” (Merriam-Webster dictionary)


Using someone's exact words, use “” and a citation.

Paraphrasing or summarizing

Stating ideas or research specifically attributed

CRAAP test
Currency
Relevance
Authority
Purpose/Point of view
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Popular Sources
Scholars or researchers associated with a university or esteemed research
organization

Advance scholarship in a field and introduce new research.

Contents are thoroughly reviewed by experts before publication (peer-review).


Scholars, researchers, college students.

Always included.
Journalists or freelance writers.



To inform, entertain or persuade the general public

Editors of the publication check for
grammar and occasionally for facts,
not experts.

Anyone.

Never included.
Who


Why

How

Audience

Reference

Accuracy
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