Analyze sources

Introduction to Research: Evaluating Resources

The link above will walk you through 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

The short video linked below gives a quick overview of how to recognize and find scholarly journal articles.  It's a good start if you've never gone through that process in your research.