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Landscape of American Thought: PHIL 0824

General Education Course

Information Literacy Assignment

The goals of this information literacy assignment are to:

  1. Search research databases efficiently
  2. Use a research database to learn about a topic and select an article
  3. Evaluate and critically analyze a scholarly article
  4. Demonstrate the connection between the scholarly article and themes in your course
  5. Cite a scholarly article in a commonly used academic format

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Google Scholar

Google Scholar

If you are off-campus, set-up your preferences to access Temple's full-text articles through Google Scholar.


Question: Why would you use Google Scholar?

Answer: Google Scholar identifies scholarly research materials from a broad range of subject areas.

Google Scholar also offers a "cited by" feature - it will display a list of documents which cited the document you originally retrieved. This can be useful in determing how influential a source has been.  The list only includes documents available in Google Scholar, though.

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