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Tutorial Boxes to share: Tutorials for databases

What is Peer Reviewed?

What makes something "peer reviewed?" Watch this.

 

But There's Nothing Out There!

So what do you do if you feel like nothing is out there? Your searches are getting you 0 results!

This might be because the words you are using to search are too specific and narrow-- or that you are looking for one perfect source that might not exist. 

Remember, you are trying to find sources that help you to explain some aspect of your topic, not the one source that answers your question or proves your thesis. That's your job! You have a particular perspective, and your sources are there to provide support, not to steal the show!

Tips for Database Searching

Primary and Secondary Research

 

The following video will help you to understand the differences between primary research and secondary research.

 

Thank you to Edmonds Community College for sharing this tutorial.

What is a scholarly article?

Scholarly or peer-reviewed articles are written by experts in academic or professional fields. They are excellent sources for finding out what has been studied or researched on a topic as well as to find bibliographies that point to other relevant sources of information. 

How to Read a Scholarly Article

 

Image "Reading a Scholarly Article"  published by Brandeis Library (CC by NC-SA).

What is a Literature Review

How to Get an eCard from the Boston Public Library