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Research Project Help Guides
Evaluate Your Sources
Use the C.R.A.P. test to determine if the source is dependable.
Can you trust it?
Does the author cite sources?
What is the URL suffix?
Who is the author?
Does he/she have the authority to be writing/speaking about this topic?
Why are they publishing this?
-to sell you something?
-to convince you of something? etc.
More about the CRAP test is available from the Evaluating Information Guide.
Literature Article Databases
Academic OneFile This link opens in a new window
Easily search over 17,000 publications from scholarly journals and other authoritative sources covering biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, environmental sciences, history, marketing, political sciences, and psychology. Access articles from Nature, the Economist, the New York Times, and thousands of podcasts and transcripts from NPR and CNN as well as videos from BBC Worldwide Learning.
Gale Virtual Reference Library This link opens in a new window
Reference and eBooks on multiple subjects. Searchable through the Library Catalog.
Fine Arts and Music Collection This link opens in a new window
Articles and media on film, literature, music, and more.
ProQuest Newsstand This link opens in a new window
News articles, newswires, and trade and popular magazines on multiple subjects.
Find More Literature
This guide will assist you with the eBooks available in the Broadview Education Consortium.