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Newcomers: Evaluating resources Online

Newcomers: Evaluating resources

The quality of your research is directly related to the quality of the sources you use. Complete an online tutorial before the session for an introduction to evaluating resources, and then come along to the live session to practice evaluating sources with your peers. The two activities combined will get you thinking about which kind of resources are appropriate to use in your work, and which are not, and will also include practical guidelines and tips for distinguishing respected academic publications/websites from rogue or predatory resources. The online tutorial will also be circulated to registered attendees before the session.

To produce successful research, research students need to be able to identify sound academic sources. With the rise of predatory publishers, this has never been of more importance, as research students need to be able to spot unreliable and/or inaccurate sources. In providing an asynchronous tutorial aspect of training as a precursor to an interactive and hands-on session, research students are able to develop their knowledge of this key research skill at their own pace, and then put their skills into practice with their peers.

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Related LibGuide: Newcomers by Hannah Pyman

Wednesday 5 May 2021
14:00 - 15:00
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
  Postgraduate - Research  
This is an online event. Event URL: https://hrorganiser.essex.ac.uk/tlive_ess/ess/index.html#/summary/careerdev/activity;a=T/473817Mt4P

Event Organizer

Clarissa St Yves

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