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First Year Seminars: FYS 151-1 Lyric Voice

Finding Literary Criticism

Background Information:

General Databases:

Focused Subject Databases:

Evaluate Information Sources

Evaluating Sources

Students should think critically about information sources that you use, particularly if they will be cited in research projects! A few things to consider when evaluating sources…

  • Who is the author? What do you know about them?
  • What audience is the information intended for?
  • Is the information appropriate for the topic that you’re researching?
  • Is the information up-to-date? (This won’t always matter!)
  • Are sources cited either in the text or in a bibliography at the end?

Scholarly vs. Popular Sources

For much of the research that you do at Gettysburg College, professors will request that you use scholarly articles (from peer-reviewed journals, rather than popular magazines and websites).



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