Identifying the best database for your search may depend on what type of information you are looking for. The image below includes examples of where to find specific information. Click the link below to see the full document.
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Be a Savvy Information Consumer
It may seem that there is just too much available information--both free stuff found on the Internet and library resources. Some of it is easily accessible, sometimes not so much. But when you find good information, how do you know it's credible, that is, how do you know you can trust it?
What to look for?
Evaluating Information Found on the Web can help you evaluate sources. Consider these criteria:
If you are uncertain about any of these criteria, feel free to contact the librarian.
Elements of Peer-Reviewed and Scholarly, Trade publications, and Magazines
You will come across several document types in database searches, most of which will be familiar: newspapers, magazines, reports, blogs, and more. But the publications that might be more challenging are peer-reviewed and scholarly journals and trade publications. Here are some elements to look for:
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For a more complete comparison, see Comparing Scholarly, Trade, General Publications.
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