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ARTH 3226/6226 : Art of Late Antiquity (Fall 2016): Evaluate

(also ARKEO 3226/6226, CLASS 3746, MEDVL 3226, NES 3226, RELST 3226, VISST 3226) Library research guide for Prof. Ben Anderson's course

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.

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.

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.