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CMC 200 Lab: Day 5: Critically Interrogating Your Sources

Words of Wisdom

"I am disillusioned enough to know that no man's opinion on any subject is worth a damn unless backed up with enough genuine information to make him really know what he's talking about."

H. P. Lovecraft

Scholarly vs. Popular Sources

The structure of scholarly articles differs by discipline, by publication, and by the purpose of the article, but the following elements are common:

  • Title & Author Information
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Review of Literature
  • Methodology
  • Findings/Results
  • Conclusions/Discussion
  • Further Study
  • Notes
  • Works Cited/References

Information Evaluation

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