Reliable Sources Worksheet

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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: Harrison, JJ
Date: Feb, 2006
Title: Criminal Justice
Publication: 2006
Peer Reviewed? No
What words did you use to find this article? Criminal Justice What type of article is this (research, summary, reflection, essay, etc.)? Book review Did this article include an abstract? Yes
Summarize the article (75 to 100 words)

Source 2

Author: June Cerruti
Date: Nov/Dec 2006
Title: Outcomes of Child Care Health Consultation Services for Child Care Providers in New Jersey: A Pilot Study Publication: 2006
Peer Reviewed? No
What words did you use to find this article? Child Care
What type of article is this (research, summary, reflection, essay, etc.)? Journal Did this article include an abstract? Yes
Summarize the article (75 to 100 words)

Source 3

Author: Anonymous
Date: Oct, 14 2008
Title: Paralegal degree opens doors to a new career
Publication: 2008
Peer Reviewed? No
What words did you use to find this article? Paralegal
What type of article is this (research, summary, reflection, essay, etc.)? Newspaper Did this article include an abstract? Yes
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)

A short summary of research. It summarizes the most significant points in the paper. It helps us by giving us a clear idea of the research. If it is well written makes us want to learn more. Gives us motivation, methods, and results of our research. Using an abstract for our searches helps us be able to narrow down all of our research. We are able to read the brief summaries of the abstracts and find the most important ones that we find more interesting, that will help us stay...
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