Discussion: What is a Discourse Community?
Do we all belong to these?
How does Alice Wong have authority in the disabled community? How does reading about plastic straws from her vantage point shape your views?
Workshop on Using The Databases: Spotlight on EBSCO
In this workshop, we will discover how to strategically search for different levels of authoritative articles.
Internet = Wide variety of information. Evaluate websites carefully.
Books = In-depth, detailed coverage of a topic and background information.
Different Levels of Articles
Peer-Reviewed = Rigorously examined by experts/authorities in specific disciplines.
Scholarly/Academic = Written at a high level but not ALWAYS peer-reviewed.
Trade Publications = Targeted towards professionals in a discipline or industry.
Magazines = Broad summaries of issues for a general audience.
Newspapers = Up-to-date, national and regional information for a general audience.