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How to Evaluate Sources : A Research Guide by Mike Palmquist

How to Evaluate a Scholarly or Professional Journal Article

As you read articles in scholarly or professional journals, consider how well they meet your needs as a research writer. In the demonstrations found below, we'll follow the efforts of Anthony Gomez, a student writing a research project about the use of service learning in college classrooms. Anthony located an article from Language and Learning Across the Disciplines, a scholarly journal. The article, "Learning at the Edges: Challenges to the Sustainability of Service Learning in Higher Education," was published in October 2000 and is available as an Acrobat document.