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HNRS 305 -- Explorations in Modern America: Evaluating Sources
This guide provides students in this course with links, databases and tips for conducting research
What kind of information do you need? If you are writing for a class assignment, you may be required to use peer-reviewed ("refereed") or scholarly sources. In any case, you should always look for sources that are authoritative.
Scholarly Journal Articles – credible sources that have been written by an expert/academic in a field relevant to your project and reviewed by other experts in the same field
Websites – just because you found something on the Internet doesn’t mean it’s a website (eBooks are available online, but they are not considered websites)
Peer-review – the process or experts in a field evaluating work in the same field