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German Studies 1109: From Fairy Tales to the Uncanny (Fall 2018): Evaluating
Your Sources

Research strategy and library resources for Matthew Stoltz's class. Click on the TABS to access each section of this guide.

How to Evaluate What You Find

Evaluating the sources you find is a crucial step in the process of library research. The questions you ask about books, periodical articles, web pages, or multimedia sources are similar whether you're looking at a citation to the item or have the item in hand.

How to Critically Analyze Information Sources
Lists some of the critical questions you should ask when you consider the appropriateness of a particular book, article, media resource, or Web site for your research.

Distinguishing Scholarly from Non-Scholarly Periodicals: A Checklist of Criteria
Shows how to evaluate periodicals by looking at their format, intended audience, and appearance.

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