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What is the difference between popular and scholarly writing?

Popular vs. Scholarly Periodicals and Peer-review (PDF)

This presentation outlines the differences between popular and scholarly journals as well as peer-reviewed journals.

What is the difference between primary and secondary sources?

Primary sources vs. Secondary sources (Hartness Library - YouTube)

A helpful video that describes the differences between primary and secondary sources and how they impact academic research.

What is a primary resource? (Princeton)

A brief description of primary and secondary sources, as well as suggested keywords to help with searching.

How do I know if I can trust the information I found on a website?

Evaluating a Web Site (PDF)

This presentation discusses three criteria to help you evaluate web site and points to some helpful theological resources online.

Evaluating Web Sites: A Checklist (University of Maryland - PDF)

This brief checklist walks you through the criteria for evaluating a web site.

Evaluation Criteria (New Mexico State University)

An alternative set of criteria for evaluating web sites, including links to sample pages.

Evaluating Information (SWITCH Library Consortium)

This tutorial will help you to evaluate all information, not just what you find on the web.

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