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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

  • FactCheck.org:  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
http://www.ihr.org/

Wade: How American Colleges Became Bastions of Sex, Booze and Entitlement
http://time.com/4622082/american-colleges-sex-drinking-fun/

Solomon: Inside Hookup Culture: Are We Having Fun Yet?
http://pluma.sjfc.edu/login?url=https://search.proquest.com/docview/1796662728?accountid=27700

Aubrey & Smith: Development and Validation of the Endorsement of the Hookup Culture Index
https://pluma.sjfc.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=hch&AN=87450340&site=ehost-live&scope=site

Dose-dependent increases in flow-mediated dilation following acute cocoa ingestion in healthy older adults
http://www.pennstatehershey.org/documents/60759/2902313/Cocoa+Ingestion+article/f129855e-e6c2-4d88-bcb5-7fd79e47a8b0

World News Daily Report
http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/category/business/

 

 

 

 

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)