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Thesis Statements: Research Help

Peer Review

A peer reviewed or "scholarly" article is one in which a group of experts in the same field examines the research or ideas in the article to determine if it meets the standards to be published in an academic journal.

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Information Cycle

As information ages, you will find it in different sources.

The Research Process

Primary vs. Secondary Sources

Primary Source Databases

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Primary vs. Secondary Sources

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Research Worksheet

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Information Timeline - "Hurricane Sandy"

Scroll through this timeline on "Hurricane Sandy" to learn how information gets published in different types of sources, and matures over time.  As information matures, notice how the target audience shifts from general readers to scholars/specialists. It is helpful to understand the information timeline when deciding what types of sources would best meet your information needs or what types of sources would be available at the time of your research.