The good news is the amount of information available on the Web is practically limitless.
The bad news is the amount of information available on the Web is practically limitless.
Anybody can post anything they want on the web — without any kind of evaluation or proofreading.
This is by no means an entirely bad thing but you could for example read that the Earth is really flat (which it isn’t):
But the good news is (instead of using Google for research), you can use MARVEL! (Maine’s Virtual Library) instead.
Simply type what you are looking for into the “Search MARVEL!” box and check the “Scholarly (Peer Reviewed)” checkbox:
This will limit your search results to articles from scholarly journals only. You will not for example, see any search results from People magazine, Entertainment Weekly, or Sports Illustrated.
What is a peer-reviewed article?
Peer-reviewed articles have been evaluated by several researchers or subject specialists in the academic community prior to accepting it for publication. Also known as scholarly or refereed.
As Always, Curtis Librarians are Here to Help
Need help using Maine’s Virtual Library? Ask a Librarian!
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