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FCS 3102: Family, Child, and Professional Interactions: Home

IMC LIbrarian

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Margaret Gregor
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828-262-8088
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Scholarly/Peer Reviewed Articles

What are "scholarly" or "peer-reviewed" articles?

  • Written by scholars or experts on the topic

  • Content has been critically evaluated by other experts

  • Contain citations (footnotes and/or bibliography) documenting sources

Evaluating Online Resources - CRAP Test

The internet contains valuable information such as educational (.edu) and government (.gov) sites and open access scholarly material. It also contains questionable and inaccurate material. Carefully evaluate online sources using the following criteria:

Currency - Is the information dated and is the date appropriate for your topic? Look for published, copyright or last updated date.

Reliability - Is the information something you can trust? Who is the publisher and are there links to their sources?

Authority - Who is providing the information? Look for the author and their credentials.

Purpose and Point of View - Why is this information on the internet? Who is the intended audience, what is the purpose/bias?

 

Requesting Articles

The article you need is not available electronically?

  • You may request it via ILLiad (our interlibrary loan system). 
  • We will find it, scan it, and make it available to you electronically.

Evaluating Sources for Credibility

Examining Point of View

Examining Points of View