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Introductory Library Research: A Guide To Resources for Commitment Students  

Last Updated: Jan 31, 2014 URL: http://libguides.regis.edu/commitment Print Guide Email Alerts

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Getting Started

This guide is designed to help you find the articles, books, and other resources you need for your writing class.  Use the link below to search Academic Search Premier (a general interest resource with articles on a wide range of topics).

Search tips:

  • put exact phrases in quotes ("concentration camps")
  • use the date slider on the right side of the Results screen to limit your results by date
  • Academic Search Premier
    A favorite for the social sciences, humanities, fine arts, medicine, and education, ASP indexes 8,200 periodicals. Full-text articles from 3,750 peer-reviewed, scholarly journals are found here, plus a number of popular sources.
 

Evaluating Internet Resources

Use this checklist to determine if a source is appropriate:

Authority: Who wrote it? What credentials does s/he have? [PhD, affiliation with university]

Source: Where was it published? How was it selected for publication? [look at submission guidelines for evidence of peer review or other editorial processes]

Currency: When was it published? Has it appeared in other forms with/out revision?

Research: Are other sources cited in a bibliography/reference list? Are foot/endnotes used?

Bias: Is there an objective viewpoint? Is the author making assertions without documentation, or with questionable documentation? [e.g., her/his own work, crackpots]

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