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.

Scholarly or Not?

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

First: watch this video. If you still have questions, 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.

How to Identify Scholarly Journal Articles

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