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USM Research Skills Tutorials: Evaluating Sources Critically

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Using Google

Watch Why Can't I Just Search Google? (URI)

If you use Google Scholar,  be sure you un-click Patents in your search.  Check out more Google Scholar Search Tips.

Best tip:  if you select Google Scholar from our Databases A-Z and then perform your search, you will find it easier to connect to any scholarly article that is marked Full-Text @USM.  

Learning Objective

 After listening to the following interview with Charlie Bernacchio, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, continue with the video below.

These videos and resources will help the student to evaluate sources for academic purposes and effectively employ critical thinking to accomplish this task.

Evaluating Sources Critically Video - University of Southern Maine