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Library Research in the Social Sciences. Types and Credibility of Sources. Popular Glossy Pictures Advertising Biased No Bibliography Author / Publisher Credentials Scholarly Lots of Text and Graphs and Charts Minimal or No Advertising Research-based Bibliography

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types and credibility of sources
Types and Credibility of Sources
  • Popular
    • Glossy Pictures
    • Advertising
    • Biased
    • No Bibliography
    • Author / Publisher Credentials
  • Scholarly
    • Lots of Text and Graphs and Charts
    • Minimal or No Advertising
    • Research-based
    • Bibliography
    • Author / Publisher Credentials
types and credibility of sources1
Types and Credibility of Sources
  • Websites
    • .com – commercial – biased
    • .org – organization – biased / unbiased
    • .gov – government – unbiased
    • .edu – education – unbiased
background resources
Background Resources
  • Encyclopedias
    • Wikipedia
    • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    • Credo Reference
  • World Wide Web
  • Databases
    • Opposing Viewpoints In Context
    • CQ Researcher
    • Academic Search Premier
books
Books
  • Library Catalog (Books & More)
  • PsycBOOKS
  • Ebrary
  • netLibrary
  • Google Book Search
article databases
Article Databases
  • PsycINFO
  • Family & Society Studies Worldwide
  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
  • PsycEXTRA
  • Social Sciences Abstracts
  • Social Work Abstracts
create a search
Create a Search
  • Keywords or Subject Terms
  • Boolean Operators or Connectors
    • AND
    • OR
    • NOT
  • Phrase Searching
  • Truncation
    • *
  • Thesaurus
thesaurus subjects
Thesaurus / Subjects
  • Main Term
  • Broader Terms
  • Narrower Terms
  • Explode
  • Major Concept