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Cascadilla School Library Day (Fall 2017): Evaluate

Introduction to doing research at Cornell for students of the Cascadilla School
guides.library.cornell.edu/cascadilla

Analyze sources

How to Critically Analyze Information Sources

A guide to the critical questions you should ask when you consider the appropriateness of a particular book, article, media resource, or Web site for your research.

Citation Formats

Book

Baum, L. Frank, and W. W. Denslow. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Chicago: G.M. Hill Co, 1900.

Article

Updike, J. "A CRITIC AT LARGE The Secret Life of the Wizard of Oz." The New Yorker. (2000): 84-88.

Article in Book

Hatch, Kristen, "Maiden voyage: from Edwardian girl to millennial woman in Titanic" in Gateward, Frances K., and Murray Pomerance, eds. Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice: Cinemas of Girlhood. Contemporary film and television series. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2002.

Evaluate sources

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

How to Identify Scholarly Journal Articles

This segment discusses how to recognize and find scholarly journal articles.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDGJ2CYfY9A

Scholarly or Not?

Wondering how to tell if the article you're reading is from a scholarly journal?

Take a look at: 

Distinguishing Scholarly from Non-Scholarly Periodicals: A Checklist of Criteria

It will show you how to evaluate periodicals by looking at their format, intended audience, and appearance.