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ENGL199 True Crime: Home

Evaluate Your Sources

When writing a research paper, be sure to use the appropriate sources.  Don't get fooled by fake news.
For this True Crime class you will likely need to use a combination of Scholarly Sources and Popular Sources.

How to Spot Fake News

  •  A Project of The Annenberg Public Policy Center
  • SciCheckFocuses exclusively on false and misleading scientific claims that are made by partisans to influence public policy.
  • PolitifactPulitzer Prize-winning fact-check site.
  • SnopesAward-winning fact-checking site.

Learning Outcomes for 199 Library Session

  1. Students will identify the differences between scholarly, popular, and trade publications in order to select the proper resources for their research.
  2. Students will construct a research statement using concept terms, synonyms, boolean searching, phrasing and truncation to best utilize databases for research
  3. Students will practice finding appropriate articles for their research using databases that fit the research topic.

Let's Evaluate

Institute for Historical Review

Wade: How American Colleges Became Bastions of Sex, Booze and Entitlement

Solomon: Inside Hookup Culture: Are We Having Fun Yet?

Aubrey & Smith: Development and Validation of the Endorsement of the Hookup Culture Index

Dose-dependent increases in flow-mediated dilation following acute cocoa ingestion in healthy older adults

World News Daily Report





Databases to Use

The Big Red Box

Do you need a refresher about what you did in the library last semester? Watch these videos to recall how to use Articles, Books & More (A.K.A. The Big Red Box)