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WRTG 105B Reasoning & Writing in the College (Tinelli): Distinguish Scholarly vs. Popular Sources

Developing Search Terms

  1. Watch the video above, then navigate to the WRTG 105 class worksheet (11am Session) and WRTG 105 class worksheet (2pm Session).
  2. Select one of the unused worksheets and add your name (there's a page for each member of your class)
  3. Fill out the Search Terms section for your topic and tell me what databases you have been searching for sources on your topic.  We'll work on the rest of the worksheet in class.

Scholarship As Conversation


Reading strategies for vetting sources for close reading

Citation Tracking: Finding articles by citation

Once you have one (or more) useful article on a topic, use the references at the end of article to find more sources on your topic using our Citation Search tool.  This helps you see what was written previous to your current article, often called citing backward.


Use Google Scholar to see who has cited your article after it was published.  This helps you see what has been written after your article was published, citing forward.


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