Watch this video from Western Universities to understand how to strategically read a scholarly article. This method will help you decide whether or not to use an article as a source for your research project.
As you use internet sites to gather information, it is important that evaluate the sites you use. How do you know when to trust the information on a website?
As we use the sites (below) in class, take a closer look and think about why they may or may not be credible sources of information.
Reading is part of the process. During or after reading some of the information you find, you may realize you need to go back to step 1 and rearrange your research question, you may discover new and useful keywords for searching, and you may discover where experts agree or disagree on a topic.
To find out more, click the research strategy link below:
If you find that when you evaluate your results they are not as useful as you first thought, what can you do? The research process is flexible and iterative, so this means you can go back to an earlier step and try to find something else.
If you're still not finding what you need, or aren't sure how to adjust your strategies, you can always contact your Subject Librarian.