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EDC232: Reacting to the Past: American Middle Schools and High Schools: Citing Sources

Fall 2017

Citation Help

Evaluating Information

Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply and Questions to Ask (Univ. of California Berkeley).

Using Primary Sources on the Web: Evaluating Primary Source Websites (Instruction & Research Services Committee, Reference and User Service Association History Section, American Library Association)

Scholarly vs. Popular

Scholarly vs. Popular: How can you tell the difference?

  • Is it aimed at a general or specialized readership?
  • Is the author an expert in the field?
  • Is the publication put out by a scholarly association or by a popular press?
  • Does the author cite the sources for conclusions (i.e. footnotes and/or bibliographies?)
  • Is the emphasis placed on arousing your emotions or appealing to your reason?