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SOC 410W: Health Disparities: Web Sites


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Evaluating Sources

All sources, but especially online ones, should be evaluated in terms of authority (the author's expertise and/or experience), purpose (the intent of the work), publisher (their publication requirements and intent), relevance (how closely it relates to your topic and the scope of coverage), date (the age of the information), and documentation (resources used for the source). For more information on how to critically evaluate sources, see our Evaluating Sources information guide.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is an open web source that will search scholarly content.

  • If the item is available freely online, there will be a link that reads "PDF" or "HTML" 
  • If the item is available through Ikeda Library, there will be a link that reads "Find it @ Ikeda Library"
Google Scholar Search

Web Sites