Today’s Library Session with Cari (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Evaluating sources (small group exercise)
Finding scholarly sources
Using English Specific Databases like MLA Bibliography
Annotated bibliography and MLA style resources
For today's exercise, we will be using Jamboard to brainstorm characteristics of scholarly articles and books. Use the sticky note icon to add your ideas to the board.
Briefly review the following examples of scholarly articles (Article 1, Article 2). In the following Jamboard, add your suggestions of what you would tell a fellow student to look for if they are trying to decide something is a scholarly article.
Briefly review the following examples of scholarly books(Book 1, Book 2). In the following Jamboard, add your suggestions of what you would tell a fellow student to look for if they are trying to decide something is a scholarly book.
A scholarly publication contains articles written by experts in a particular field. The primary audience of these articles is other experts. ... Many of these publications are also referred to as "peer-reviewed", academic or "refereed". They all mean essentially the same thing and refer to the editorial and publication process in which scholars in the same field review the research and findings before the article is published.
|Scholarly / Peer-Reviewed||Popular/Not Scholarly|
|Author||Expert||Journalist / Professional Writer|
|Review||Reviewed by an editorial board or other experts ("peers")||Reviewed by an editor|
|Scholars and students / Academic
Easy to understand
|News and practical information
Uses a variety of sources for background
|Sources||Always cited||Sometimes cited|
Strengths: Good for finding books and scholarly articles
Potential challenges: LibrarySearch contains not just books, but videos, magazines, and more. Be sure to use the limits to make your search manageable.
The following video walks you through using LibrarySearch. To see a larger version of the video, click on the arrow in the top right corner.
AND between search words means you want them all to be included.
OR between search words means that either term will work.
Your Annotation Should Cover