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ARTH 2500: History of Photography (Fall 2017): Evaluate

Library Guide to accompany Iftikhar Dadi's fall 2017 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.

Pin Boys

Hine, Lewis Wickes. Pin boys in Les Miserables Alleys, Frank Jarose, 7 Fayette St., Mellens Court, said 11 years old, made $3.72 last week. Joseph Philip, 5 Wall St., said 11 years old, and works until midnight every week night; said he made $2.25 last week and $1.75 the week before. Willie Payton, 196 Fayette St., said 11 years old, made over $2 last week, works there every night until midnight. Location: Lowell, Massachusetts. 1911. Source: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division on Flickr Commons.

General information about the Lewis Hine child labor photos is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.nclc

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?

First: watch the video, left. If you still don't know, 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.

Evaluating Sources

Evaluating news sources--

This is a fantastic guide to understanding online news sources, but useful for understanding principles of evaluating all kinds of sources.

Criteria

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