Keep in mind the following when you search the Internet:
Before sharing something, do a quick check to see if someone else has already proven/disproven it - ESPECIALLY if it makes you angry! Things meant to make people angry (anger makes people comment and share) are frequently written with only a casual relationship with truth or reality. Here are some fact checkers that can help you know whether you're sharing fact or fiction.
One of the most important steps in acquiring knowledge is evaluating the quality of information prior to your accepting it.
The following links provide a wealth of resources in how to properly evaluate information sources.
Schedule an appointment with a librarian to learn more about evaluating sources.
Examples of the three major categories of periodicals:
|Scholarly Journals||Popular Magazines||
|Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism||Vogue||Nation's Restaurant News|
|Journal of Educational Research||Scientific American||Publisher Weekly|
|Political Quarterly||National Geographic||Advertising Age|
|The American Psychologist||Psychology Today||Information Today|
|Progress in Human Geography||U. S. News and World Report||Aviation Week and Space Technology|
Adapted from "Scholarly Journals, Popular Magazines, and Trade Publications," by Carol A. Singer, Reference Librarian, Bowling Green State University.
Primary sources are resources that record or describe events at the time they were experienced.
Primary sources can be found in print and online collections.
At SAGU, the Bible is considered a primary source.
Secondary sources are ones that
Secondary sources can be found in print and online collections.
Shout out to the librarians at Mount St. Joseph University Archbishop Alter Library for creating the wonderful LibGuide from which I have borrowed heavily!