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What is a Scholarly Journal Article?

Perhaps your teacher has asked you to find a scholarly journal article for your paper or research project? Now you are wondering: What is a scholarly Journal...
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If you can put with her voice, she makes a lot of sense.

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Why can't I just Google?

This clip is a bit out of date, but it makes the point nicely.  Google is great at finding all kinds of stuff, but plenty of the stuff it finds isn't particularly great.  

 

The point I'd like you to take out of it isn't that you can't use Google and you must only use the library - it's more that you need to be really critical of what you read no matter where you're getting it from.

 

Information from the library is still far more likely to have been written and reviewed by impartial experts than that found online.

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E books | Deakin University Library

E books | Deakin University Library | SEB223 | Scoop.it

Each eBook provider looks a bit different, and some allow you to do things (like save a PDF of a chapter) that others will not.  This page is intended to help people to read the library's eBooks.

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The C.R.A.P. Test in action: Websites

This 5-minute video demonstrates using the C.R.A.P. test (Currency, Reliability, Authority, and Purpose/Point of view) to evaluate websites on the topic of p...
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You will need to evaluate whatever it is you read.

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The Information Cycle

A clip from the US describing the timeline in which information tends to be created.  It sticks to traditional media (print & its legacy).

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Engineering Library Resource Guide

Engineering Library Resource Guide | SEB223 | Scoop.it

The Engineering Library Resource Guide will point you to books, journals and multimedia on engineering that you can trust.  Most of it is very high quality stuff, written and reviewed by experts.

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