Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Credible Resources when Researching

Credible Resources when Researching 
Google Scholar
- provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources
- includes theses, books, abstracts, and articles
** if you need help when searching on Google Scholar, check out Google Scholar Search Tips 

- digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources
- if you are logged on Ohio University's server, you will be able to access this information free

Oxford Journals
- largest university press in the world

Wiley Online Library
- world's broadest and deepest collection of online resources
- includes life, health, and physical sciences, social sciences and humanities
- over 4 million articles from 1,500 journals, 13,000 online books, and hundreds of referenced works, laboratory protocols and databases

Sage Publications
- research tools, journal alerts, and online journal access information

an excellent place to start your research inquiry, but do NOT use it as your ending point
- use your judgement, remember that all sources have to be evaluated
- when reading Wikipedia articles for research, consider the information carefully, and never treat information on Wikipedia as the surefire truth

Questions to ask yourself when determining if the information on Wikipedia is reliable: 
- Accuracy of information provided-- Is there a bias of information?
- Are the images presented appropriate for information/material?
- What is the style and focus of the article? Are there grammatical errors? How is the quality of the writing?
- Are you able to identify reputable third-party sources as citations?

- free citation builder for MLA, APA, Chicago and Turabian
- always check with your professor to determine the format of citations that you will be required to use for your bibliography/references

1 comment:

  1. If you have any other credible sources that you use when researching online, share as a comment below, or through the Facebook group!