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FN 229 - Graduate Seminar: Food and Culture

Fall 2016

Evaluating Sources

Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals (3:12 youtube video)
Contrasts articles from scholarly, popular, and trade publications.

♦ Scholarly journal articles are written by and for people in the same and related academic or professional fields, and use terminology specific to the field.
♦ They aim to contribute to the scholarly conversation by advancing knowledge.
♦ They are usually peer-reviewed (aka "refereed") or undergo an editorial review by specialists in the discipline or profession.
♦ They carefully document (cite) their sources, and this list of cited references may point to other sources of information relevant to your topic.
♦ Scholarly journal articles also may include links to files with useful supplementary information.

Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory
Search for your journal title to see if it is scholarly/academic and refereed (peer-reviewed).

CRAAP Test  is it good information?  a list of questions from CSU Chico