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Animals in Global Cinema (FWS Fall 2018): Evaluating

This is a guide for students in Prof. Ewa Bachminska's FWS.

Evaluate your sources

Tips: 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.

Evaluating Web Resources (Source Evaluation Checklist)
Lists ways to analyze the Web sites you find.

Reading Citations

How to Identify Scholarly Journal Articles

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.

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

Watch:  this video to learn how to identify scholarly journal articles.

Cornell Daily Sun ad, 1885.

Cited reference searching

How to assess non-scholarly sources

Is there useful and valid information in non-scholarly sources, such as blogs, newspapers, and magazines?  Of course! 

This guide will help guide you interrogate sources for accuracy, authority, and point of view:

Evaluating News Sources --  * ever more critically important  *


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