In our daily lives and in academic research, we encounter a vast array of information and we interact with it in complex ways. In this guide, we will explore the big picture of information consumption, including "filter bubbles" and how to avoid them.
Most research projects will require you to use "scholarly" articles. So what makes information "scholarly"? This guide examines the special characteristics of scholarly information and why it is important for academic research.
Can we trust the information around us? It can be hard to judge the quality of information, especially when you're not an expert on the topic. In this guide, you will acquire strategies for evaluating and verifying that you can apply to all kinds of information.
This guide will help you choose the right tool for your research, according to the material you need and where you are in the research process. You will also learn simple and advanced techniques for using these tools effectively.