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CMST 1545 - Communication Foundations: Evaluating Sources

Resources for research projects & speeches

One Quick & Easy Solution

When searching in almost any library database, check the box next to "Scholarly (Peer-Reviewed) Journals" to limit your search results.

A Primary Concern

In this world of information, the difficulty today is not in finding sources. The difficulty is in finding GOOD sources.

One of the primary tasks of today's scholars is evaluating the articles, books, websites, videos, etc., that are used for research. Here are some videos to help you prepare for evaluating the information you find.

Evaluating Information Sources

Using Google Scholar

The CRAPpy Song

Based on the C.R.A.P. Test developed by Molly Beestrum and Kenneth Orenic.

More on the C.R.A.P. Test: Crap Detection: A 21st-Century Literacy

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