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DVS 103, Yuhaschek, Boyce: Library Resources

Use the resources below to find information for your DVS assignment on famous trials.

For this assignment, you will:
learn about library databases
search eBooks
explore journals & newspapers
discover credible websites
save the MLA citations

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Reference & eBooks


credo


ebsco ebooks


Journals & Newspapers



new york times


masterfile premier


gale academic one file

Websites


Evaluate Websites

The following are some general, basic criteria to consider when evaluating resources:  

Accuracy
Does the information presented seem accurate?
Are the facts verifiable?

Authority
Who is the author?
What expertise does he or she have on this topic?
Who sponsors the site?
Check the domain name (.org, .edu, .gov, etc.) to determine if it is a university, business, organization, or an individual.

Objectivity
What is the stated purpose of the site?
Examine the "About..." or "Mission" links on a web page.
What position or opinion is presented and does it seem biased?
What kind of sites does this one link to?

Currency
On what date was the page created?
Do you need more current information?
Do links on the site still work?

Use
Would you quote information from this site in a college research paper?


famous trials site

Famous Trials
The Famous Trials site offers background information and details on many notable court cases. It's written by a law school professor and can be a useful tool for selecting a case to research


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