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Evaluating Information   Tags: craap test, evaluation, peer review, scholarly sources  

A guide to help you find the best information for your academic research projects.
Last Updated: Feb 27, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Research Help

BCC librarians are available to help you with your research. We provide guidance in locating information and using resources available through the library and on the internet.

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    Okay, so your professor has assigned a research project and says you have to use "scholarly sources." Does Google have scholarly sources? Sometimes. But more often than not, you need to consult academic journals and those typically are not freely accessible from the open web. Don't panic! This guide offers some basic tips on understanding the difference between scholarly and popular sources and the best places to find them. You'll also learn some key questions to ask when reviewing any type of resource for your assignments. 

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      For all locations, dial 508-678-2811. Each campus has its own extension, listed below.
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