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Research Help

This guide is a tutorial covering the basics of the academic research process.

Evaluating Sources


Once you locate a resource that appears to be relevant to your research, you must evaluate it to make sure it is appropriate for your assignment. In some cases, articles from trade journals or websites can be used, but many times your professor will require your research comes from scholarly journals. 

At the FSCJ Library, we encourage students to use the SIFT Method to evaluate the validity of information. The next tab in this guide will redirect you to resources that will teach you how to use the SIFT Method.