Tutorial: Evaluating sources

After completing this tutorial, you will be able to:
  • Recognize how evaluating sources is an important part of the research process
  • Use evaluation techniques like timeliness and authority to find good sources
  • Use clues from library databases, abstracts, and articles to evaluate a source

Google Scholar

  • Use “quotes” around 2 or 3 word phrases like “video games” or “college students”
  • If you are looking for more academic sources use more academic words in searching
    • Use adolescent instead of teenager
  • Try “advanced search”
  • In Google.com, limit to government webpages by using site:.gov

eLibrary Minnesota

Hennepin County Library databases

Last Updated: Feb 6, 2020 1:16 PM