GERMAN R5B: Medieval Romance

Be Critical

Doing good research requires different skills than searching. Searching online encourages ways of thinking that can create false expectations and poor research results. Here are a few tips:

  • Slow down.
  • Look at the advanced search page
  • Iterative searching
    • Learn from the search results
    • Too many results? Too few?
    • Look at citations from good sources
  • Try
    • Various keywords
    • Various subjects
    • Multiple databases (information silos!)

Critically Analyzing Information Sources (Cornell)

Searching for scholarly sources

  • choose the right database
  • limit results to "peer-reviewed" sources

Cite your sources

Last Update: December 05, 2012 10:15