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VIC109 : Innovators and Their Ideas

This guide is intended to assist students with their research for VIC 109, as taught by Prof. S. Nigosian in Winter 2012.

Beyond Google

  • Google can be a great place to start
  • Libraries purchase and organize a range of material not available freely on the web

Evaluate Your Source

Determine if the Source fits your Purpose


 

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Who? author/creator/publisher; contact information and accountability

Why? documentation about the source; purpose of source

When? currency

What? accuracy, bibliographical apparatus (sources, glossary, further readings)

Where? geographic coverage; place of publication

Evaluation Criteria

EVALUATE INFORMATION from Meriam Library, California State University (Under RESEARCH, click on EVALUATE INFORMATION to open a .pdf guide).


CRITICAL EVALUATION OF INFORMATION RESOURCES from E. J. Pratt Library, U of T

What is a Scholarly Article?