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ESPM 50AC: Intro to Culture & Natural Resource Management: Get Started

Getting connected

What is Peer Review?

Start Your Search

Start Your Search, on the Library's website is a good place to get started to find articles, books, news, and more. Use a filter to limit to 'Scholarly (Peer Reviewed),' although that will exclude many scholarly books.

More on Start Your Search, including what is and isn't included.

If you aren't having luck with Start Your Search, try another database from the Specialized Databases tab.

Quick Guide to Evaluating Resources

When you encounter any kind of source, consider:

  1. Authority - Who is the author? What is their point of view? 
  2. Purpose - Why was the source created? Who is the intended audience?
  3. Publication & format - Where was it published? In what medium?
  4. Relevance - How is it relevant to your research? What is its scope?
  5. Date of publication - When was it written? Has it been updated?
  6. Documentation - Did they cite their sources? Who did they cite?
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