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Below are several video tutorials that can help you as you search for & evaluate sources for Political Science classes. Also included are video transcripts, handouts and worksheets. We are happy to help you individually as well! See the Get Extra Help section, for our contact info!
Lynn Riggs, MSLS, Reference & Information Literacy Librarian, Reynolds Community College
Denise Woetzel, MLIS, Reference & Information Literacy Librarian, Reynolds Community College
Learn about the various differences between using the Reynolds Libraries databases versus using Google including:
Learn how to distinguish between a scholarly journal article and a popular magazine article by evaluating various characteristics related to: authorship, content, audience, cited references, publisher, images used, length of the article, publication cycle and advertisements.
Learn about the basic steps to follow when determining what keywords to use when searching for resources in the library databases.
Learn about the basic steps for:
Learn why it is important to evaluate resources as well as how to use the 5 W’s criteria in your evaluation process. The 5 W’s criteria include Who, What, Where, When and Why questions to ask when deciding whether to use a resource for a college level research assignment.
Just in case you need individual help, here are some options: