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Evaluating Sources of Information

Sources should be considered for currency, relevance, authority, accuracy, objectivity and purpose.

Use Library Databases

Using Library Databases for research has many advantages for finding credible sources. Library Databases provide curated journal and magazine articles, books, images, videos and primary sources. Databases contain scholarly and peer-reviewed articles written by credible authors, researchers and experts in their field. Database search tools help users target the results for the information they need. Most databases provide suggested citations which should be verified using the APA, MLA or CSE style manuals.

Limit for Peer-Reviewed/Scholarly/Academic Journals Articles in Databases

Learn how to limit your search for peer-reviewed journals. Click to enlarge the visual.