In the previous section we learned about how to evaluate sources using VQE and practiced applying it to sources we find online. Now let's learn how to use VQE to help us identify scholarly articles.
To get started, think about:
Visual: How is the scholarly article different from the web articles encountered in the previous lesson? What are the visual differences?
Quality: What do you know about the quality of the article?
Ethos: Why does this article exist?
But first, let's watch a quick video that introduces us to scholarly articles.
Next: Click on the "Activity - Reading scholarly articles" tab.
Now, you're going to actually read a scholarly article. Follow these steps:
Next: Click on the "Using VQE to identify scholarly articles" tab.
For your GEL research assignment and for your other classes, your professors will expect you to be able to determine whether something is a scholarly article or not.
VQE can help you with this! As you try to figure out whether or not something is scholarly or not in your future research, you can ask yourself:
Here are some things you might look for when you encounter an article and want to see if it's scholarly or not.
Next: Click on the "Review" tab.
Now that you’ve read, evaluated, and analyzed a scholarly article you are more familiar with how to engage with scholars and their research. As students-scholars in the making you will also learn to build off this research and create new knowledge.
With these newly developed skills you will be working on coming up with a research question which will be the basis for searching the databases for scholarly articles.
You're finished with this lesson -- be prepared to discuss what you learned and bring any questions to the zoom session with your librarian.