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  • Primary Research Articles: Article Analysis Exercise more information

    This self-paced tutorial provides students with practice evaluating an article and its bibliographic information to determine if it is a primary research article. Keywords: self assessment, quizzes, printable, primary and secondary sources, evaluating research articles

  • What is an Ethnography? more information

    Guide explaining what an ethnography is, how to identify one, and materials easily mistaken for them. Includes a practice quiz. Keywords: database searching, Handbook of North American Indians

  • Popular vs. Scholarly Sources more information

    In this interactive tutorial, learn about the differences between popular and scholarly sources. You will analyze several articles and decide whether they are popular or scholarly. Keywords: evaluation, articles, popular, scholarly, fundamental skills, information literacy

  • Evaluating Information on the Web more information

    Guide to spotting inaccurate information on the internet and a list of criteria to look for before using internet resources for assignments. Keywords: fundamental skill, evaluation, source assessment, source reliability, authoritative sources, internet research, objectivity, currency, coverage, website quality||internet research, online resources

  • Evaluating Websites more information

    Learn how to evaluate websites by looking at the strengths and weaknesses of different examples. Includes practice activities, feedback, and reflection. Keywords: open web, hidden web, websites, evaluation checklist, source comparison

  • Website Evaluation Checklist more information

    Worksheet to use when evaluating internet resources for their research value. Keywords: source assessment, internet research, online resources, online searching, fundamental skill research lab, currency, coverage, determine website quality, purpose, authority, appearance

  • Tutorial for Popular vs. Scholarly Articles more information

    Learn how to tell the difference between popular and scholarly articles, then take a brief quiz to check your understanding followed by instant feedback. Keywords: fundamental skill, articles, journals, research tips, selecting sources, English composition

  • Analyzing Scholarly Articles more information

    Learn how to tell the difference between primary and secondary research articles and how to incorporate each in research assignments. Includes practice components with instant feedback. Keywords: Academic Search Complete, ASC, evaluating primary sources, QuickHelp, side by side

  • Play Analysis: Conducting the Research more information

    This tutorial introduces first-year theater arts students to the basics of play analysis research and includes a discussion of popular and scholarly sources and essential terms. Keywords: theater, theater arts, play analysis

  • Information Timeline more information

    Learn the process and timeline of information production, including details of the lifecycle of event coverage from initial news reporting to inclusion in academic resources. Provides contextual background to content and currency of informational materials; from daily periodicals and websites to books, journal articles, and reference resources. Keywords: research lab, English composition

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