In this project you will build on the skills you used in the Spiritual Traditions project:
-- finding articles using Academic Search Complete
--evaluating sources to make sure that you have
A scholarly source will be an expert's original research. Limit your search to Scholarly Journals (check the box in Academic Search Complete)
All of these are present in the sample article below.
An expert source does not have to be original research, but the author should be an expert. We discussed this with spiritual traditions. Think about who would be an expert on your topic for this project.
For example if your topic was calm, some people who might be considered experts are:
The author of the sample article is Helen Thomson. To find out more about her, I can click on her name in the sample article. This will pull up other articles that she has written. I can see that she has written a number of other science-related articles that appear in the database.
I can also Google her and find listings of other articles she has written. I will also find her personal web site and discover that she is indeed a science journalist who has written a book as well as publishing articles and has degrees in Neuroscience and Science Communication.
For help with finding and evaluating articles you have two options: