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This cross-curricular research tool supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Its informed, differing views present each side of an issue and help students develop information literacy, critical thinking skills, and the confidence to draw their own valid conclusions.
Students can obtain a student username and password on the MySCC Password Management page. For assistance please contact the Boyd Library Help Desk at email@example.com.
These SCC online resources are only available to Sandhills Community College registered students, faculty, and staff.
Does your information pass the CRAAP test?
This is for all those who would prefer to have a paper copy of the evaluation checklist. Just click on this document, download it, and print.
Tip: try using Boolean search strings such as
(managment OR leadership) AND women
(advertising OR marketing) AND technology
(Apple OR Mac) AND case study
Students can obtain a student username and password on the MySCC Password Management page. For assistance please contact the Boyd Library Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org
This SCC online resource is only available to Sandhills Community College registered students, faculty, and staff.
Websites: Use Good Ones, Not Bad Ones!
You may find that you have a lot of freedom in finding resources for your papers. That is a good thing!
We know that the first place you'll go is online -- probably to Google, Yahoo, or Bing. That's fine. That's not a bad thing.
What IS a bad thing is if you use any old website without checking to make sure that it is a good one. Use the following as guidelines in determining whether to use a website for your paper.
Who made it: a business, a branch of government, a non-profit organization, the military, a professional association....?
Are they credible and reliable?
When was it last updated?
What is the purpose of the website? Is it trying to sell you something?
Are there a lot of ads?
A word about Wikipedia: librarians love Wikipedia. Professors love Wikipedia. Everyone loves it. It is a great starting point. BUT, it is generally NOT acceptable to cite Wikipedia in a college-level paper unless your professor has said that it is OK.