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COM 104 Crtitical Thinking in Public Argument: Library Guides

Resources for COM 104 students

Information Timeline

The Information Life Cycle Tutorial

COM 104 Fall 2023 Slides

SIFT, Scholarly vs. Popular Sources, Research Articles, and the CRAAP Test

How to Spot Fake News

How to Avoid Plagiarism

Using Quick Search

When to Use Quick Search:

  • you are first starting your research
  • to get ideas or background info you have had difficulty finding sources in other databases you need
  • an alternative to Google - easy searching but with more credible/reliable results

On the left sidebar, you can "Refine Your Search" a number of different ways--including by publication date & scholarly/peer reviewed sources.

Databases & Other Sources for Opinion Pieces

Finding Government Information

Government information can be very useful when searching a wide variety of topics. One of the easiest ways is to go to Google! After you type in your keywords, then type in site:gov (example: air pollution to limit your search to only government-related resources. This will include federal, state, and local resources.


Think Tanks/Research Organizations

APA Citation Style Resources

Urban Affairs Librarian

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