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Research Basics: an open academic research skills course

Lesson 2: Additional ways of identifying scholarly sources

In this lesson, you will continue learning how to identify scholarly source material for academic research. You’ll learn how to recognize academic endorsement, how to determine whether a source is current and relevant, and how to differentiate between scholarly and popular sources. 

After watching the videos below, you can take the practice quiz for this lesson to test what you've learned. Take the quiz as many times as you need before moving on to the next lesson. You can download the script for the videos to help you study.

Practice Quiz

Watch the introduction to Lesson 2

Watch Part 1: Scan

Watch Part 2: References - bibliography and citations

Watch Part 3: Currency, relevance, and scholarly vs popular sources

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