Research Guide for

ENGC 1101 College Writing (Wardell)

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What is Author Crediblity?

From Purdue Owl:
Who is the author? Credible sources are written by authors respected in their fields of study. Responsible, credible authors will cite their sources so that you can check the accuracy of and support for what they've written. (This is also a good way to find more sources for your own research.)

How do we find out more about our author?

You are looking for:
  • What the author is known for
  • What others say about the author
  • What are the author education and employment credential



Then also do a Google search of the author's name. Look for results from:
  • Newspaper (news site) Biographies
  • Other employment (Research Firms)
  • LinkedIn
  • Wikipedia
  • College or University Biography pages
  • Social Media pages which may have a biography or link to a biography in them
  • Personal Websites
  • Responses to what the author has written


 

Author Credibility Exercise



Articles:
 
Group 1:
Rico Moore
Welcoming Relatives Home: Bringing Back the Bighorn
https://www.yesmagazine.org/environment/2023/12/13/washington-sheep-restoration-tribal
 
 
Group 2:
Anita Hofschneider
Wildfires are Killing Decades of US Clean Air Improvements
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2023/09/air-quality-wildfire-smoke-nature-study/

 
 
Group 3:
Nancy S. Jecker and Andrew Ko
Several Companies are Testing Brain Implants- Why is There so Much Attention Swirling Around Neuraling? Two Professors Unpack the Ethical Issues
https://theconversation.com/several-companies-are-testing-brain-implants-why-is-there-so-much-attention-swirling-around-neuralink-two-professors-unpack-the-ethical-issues-222556


 
Group 4:
Ryan Young and Kent Lassman
Trade Agreements Need to Be Less Ambitious
https://www.nationalreview.com/2024/02/trade-agreements-need-to-be-less-ambitious/


Group 5:
C. Jarrett Dieterle
A Flexible Worker Agenda
https://www.nationalaffairs.com/publications/detail/a-flexible-worker-agenda

 


 

Lateral Reading - The Basics

Find Business Sources (Rhetorical Analysis)

Business Insights (Gale)

Company histories, SWOT analyses, and financial reports. Industry profiles and market share reports.




Business E-book Collection (Gale)
Selected ebooks on business topics from Gale.
 

Find More Sources


ProQuest News & Newspapers

News articles from U.S. newspapers. Includes the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Star Tribune, and more.




Academic Search Premier (EbscoHost)
Articles in all subjects from scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers. An all-purpose database and often a good place to start.


Academic OneFile (Gale)
Academic OneFile (Gale)Articles in all subjects from scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers. An all-purpose database.



JSTOR
Scholarly articles, ebooks, and primary sources in the social sciences, humanities, earth and biological sciences, and more. Includes image results from Artstor.

Keyword Worksheet

  Keyword Worksheet docx  

  Keyword Worksheet pdf  
 

Developing Keywords

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Ask a Librarian

Access Databases from Off Campus

Evaluate Source Credibility

Cite your Sources (MLA)

Cite Your Sources (APA)