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ENC1102 Kennedy John Mueller: Websites

This guide is designed to help Dr. Kennedy's ENC1102 students with their research papers.

What is Scholarly?

When your instructor asks you to find "scholarly" articles, what does that mean?

What is NOT Scholarly?

RADAR Checklist from Loyola Marymount University Libraries

Evaluate Sources

It is critical that you evaluate every source before you use it. Internet sources require the most thorough evaluation because the sources available on the Web are not curated. Because we sources are not selected by librarians, they vary widely in their credibility, value, and appropriateness for a college-level assignment.

Search for Articles using Google Scholar

To add the FIND TEXT @ IRSC link to your search results, click the bars (also called a hamburger icon)Google Scholar Advanced Options in the top left then click Settings. Next, click on Library Links. Type in Indian River State College and click the magnifying glass and then place a checkmark in the box next to the results and click Save. 

Using the Web for Research

Do you start your research on the Web? If so, you're not alone. Web search engines are fast, easy, and familiar. But, using a search engine to find scholarly material for a research paper can be a daunting task.

Literary criticism written by experts is even harder to find on the Web.You will need to look in books and journals to find scholarly material on your novel. IRSC Library resources are the best place to find this material.

Use the Web with caution! The Web can be a a quick and easy way to find information about your novel (i.e. Wikipedia). Be sure that you know who authors or sponsors the website before using it as a source.

DO NOT cite these sources in your paper:

Book reviews     Cliffsnotes     Monarch Notes   

SparkNotes        Wikipedia