Reliable Sources Work Sheet

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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
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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)

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Source 2
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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)
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Source 3
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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)

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

Abstract is thinking of something without thinking of something specific. It can only exist in the mind not in the tangible world. It is usually considered separate from a particular instance. There are two types of abstracts. One is a summary or condensed version of a larger report or study. A lesser known type of abstract is a descriptive one which is written about a specific detail or finding in the study. An abstract gives you a clear idea about the research that you are doing. A person who is reading may be mostly attracted to the abstract. It gives a brief description of the report and summary of the results and the methods used in conducting the research. Different conclusions that are brief are being made in the abstract. This is an important part of any academic paper. The abstract narrates what a person will be reading about, but not necessarily what the research paper content contains. It only needs to be one paragraph that is stated clearly and logically. It just need to give a general overview of the information and it helps the reader decided whether the paper is worth reading. How do these articles contribute to its relevancy of the topic/search? (100 to 150 words) The concept of relevance is studied in many different fields, including cognitive sciences, logic, and library and information science. Most fundamentally, however, it is studied in epistemology (the theory of knowledge). Different theories of knowledge have different implications[disambiguation needed] for what is considered relevant and these fundamental views have implications for all other fields as well.

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) A scholarly article can be found in journals both online (found by using the Library Databases) or in print. These articles are written by experts in a field of study and tend to longer, more in-depth then articles you find in newspapers and magazines. Scholarly articles are also supported by references to other research on the subject that it is discussing. Before being published a scholarly article is brought before a panel of experts (hence peer-reviewed) to be critiqued and assure that the quality of the research is sound.

Scholarly articles can come in all shapes and sizes depending on the subject being covered and the type of research being performed. For example, a scholarly article by an expert in the Humanities will write what is called a literature review, wherein they discuss a work of art (book, painting, etc …) and their research will be based off of what previous experts have written about...
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