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CCS/SOC 232 (Lopez) SP24

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Scholarly Journals

Pre Assessment: Scholarly journals are...
peer reviewed (evaluated by experts prior to publication): 3 votes (8.82%)
written by experts in the field: 2 votes (5.88%)
both: 29 votes (85.29%)
Total Votes: 34

What is a Scholarly Article?

Scholarly (or Academic or Peer-Reviewed) Articles are:

  • Written by experts in the subject
  • Published in an academic/scholarly journal
  • Peer-reviewed (checked by other experts prior to publication)

Academic/Scholarly Articles:

  • Share the expert's original research
  • Use technical language
  • Use many in-text citations
  • Include lengthy references
  • Often include data, tables, charts, and graphs
Post-Assessment: Scholarly journals are...
peer reviewed (evaluated by experts prior to publication): 3 votes (14.29%)
written by experts in the field: 1 votes (4.76%)
both: 17 votes (80.95%)
Total Votes: 21

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Keywords/Search Terms

Pre Assessment: Which is an example of key term searching...
"Mexican American" AND "higher education" AND success: 29 votes (85.29%)
"find articles about Mexican Americans' success in higher education": 5 votes (14.71%)
Total Votes: 34
  • Use quotation marks to search the exact phrase: "Chicana studies"
  • Use AND to link terms in the database. For example: "Mexican American" AND "higher education" AND success combines search terms so that each search result contains all of the terms.
  • Use OR to find either term; this is especially useful with synonyms. For example:  "Latina" OR "Chicana" combines terms so that results contain either of your terms.
  • When using the OR command in a more complex search, place the OR'ed search terms in parentheses. For example: ("Mexican American" OR Chicana OR Latina) AND "college students". Alternately, use the Advanced Search form provided by most databases.
Post- Assessment: Which is an example of key term searching...
"Mexican American" AND "higher education" AND success: 20 votes (95.24%)
"find articles about Mexican Americans' success in higher education": 1 votes (4.76%)
Total Votes: 21

Popular vs Scholarly

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