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Reliable Sources Worksheet

Locate three sources in the University Library on a topic of your choice. Provide the required information for each sources.

Source 1

Author:
Date:
Title:
Publication:
Peer Reviewed?
What words did you use to find this article?
What type of article is this (research, summary, reflection, essay, etc.)? Did this article include an abstract?
Summarize the article (75 to 100 words)

Source 2

Author:
Date:
Title:
Publication:
Peer Reviewed?
What words did you use to find this article?
What type of article is this (research, summary, reflection, essay, etc.)? Did this article include an abstract?
Summarize the article (75 to 100 words)

Source 3

Author:
Date:
Title:
Publication:
Peer Reviewed?
What words did you use to find this article?
What type of article is this (research, summary, reflection, essay, etc.)? Did this article include an abstract?
Summarize the article (50 to 75 words)

Respond to each of the following questions:

What is an abstract? How is an abstract helpful in refining your search? (75 to 100 words)

How do these articles contribute to its relevancy of the topic/search? (100 to 150 words)

What makes these scholarly articles? How current is their information? How quickly does information in this topic change? How can you tell if a source is reliable or credible? (100 to 150 words)

How do these articles reflect bias on the authors’ part? If so, what is the bias? If not, explain why you think they do not reflect bias. (50 to 100 words)

What support options does the library offer that will help you in writing papers, doing research, and achieving your academic goals? (50 to 100 words)
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