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Getting Started with Research

Learn about the research process from topic to writing and citing. Find information about locating sources such as books, articles, and films.

Is your Journal "Peer Reviewed" or "Refereed"?

How can I be sure my journal article is scholarly?

Many databases offer the option to search for "peer-reviewed" journal articles - those are academic articles reviewed by the authors' peers for accuracy during the editing and publishing process.  The Library Catalog also offers an option to limit results to Peer Reviewed journal articles.  


How to Read a Scholarly Article (Video Tutorial)

Check out this short video from Western University on how to read a scholarly article.

Western University. How to Read a Scholarly Article. YouTube. CC BY-NC-ND 3.0.

Evaluating Your Sources (Video Tutorial)

Check out this short video from University of Northern Colorado Libraries on how to evaluate your sources of information.

UNC Libraries. Evaluating Sources. YouTube.

Evaluating with 6 Question Words Infographic

Thanks to IUPUI University Library for allowing reuse of this graphic under a Creative Commons license.

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The SIFT Method: Evaluate Information in a Digital World (Infographic)

For more on the SIFT Method, check out this blog post from Mike Caulfield, Director of Blended and Networked Learning at Washington State University Vancouver: