LEAF - Critical Thinking

Course #: LEAF 4 - BR

Finding articles using Laurier's databases

Start with the database, Business Source Complete

  • For academic articles, click on the "peer review" link
  • In order to find the best matches, re-sort the articles by "relevance" rather than "date newest."

Search tips

Choose good search terms

Evaluate your sources

  • Relevance - Does this information answer my research question?
  • Authority - Who wrote this, and who did they cite?
  • Date - When was this information created or updated?
  • Appearance - Does it look professional/ academic?
  • Reason - Was this information created to inform, sell, educate, entertain, or persuade?

(Adapted from guides.lib.uwo.ca/writing/evaluatingresources)

Academic integrity

Understanding Plagiarism (Laurier Library video: 4:48)

­How to cite in APA style (Laurier Library video: 4:00)

­APA formatting and style (from Purdue)

­Writing Resources (from Laurier Brantford's Centre for Student Success)

­Library support for international students

library.wlu.ca/help/international

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