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AUNY - Literacy: Selecting and Evaluating Sources

This library guide will help you find resources to support your studies in your pursuit of your Master's of Science in Education in Literacy through AUNY.

Selecting and Evaluating Sources

In your research you will find a variety of different types of information resources. Use the links and videos below to find out more about scholarly resources and popular resources, peer reviewed resources, and how to critically evaluate ALL resources.

Popular vs Scholarly Resources

Your instructor may ask for a variety of sources, like newspapers, popular magazines, academic or peer reviewed journals, and more. How do you tell a difference between scholarly and popular sources? The video and link below should help!

Peer Reviewed Articles

Your instructor may want you to find peer reviewed articles. You can filter your library results to only display peer reviewed resources, but what are they? The video below explains what peer review means.