Top Resources
Academic Search Complete 
This multidisciplinary scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.

This source provides a way to find scholarly articles that lead to writing on a subject of interest.
Oregon Tech Libraries has several medical resources including ebooks, electronic databases containing thousands of articles, subject, class, and topic guides created by librarians. To find top sources for medical research click on the tab above, “Medical imaging Technology” and see resources recommended for in depth research.
 
 
Information: What is a peer-reviewed article? Is it the same as scholarly? (3 minute video)

Although peer-reviewed journals are always scholarly in nature, scholarly journals are not always peer-reviewed. Scholarly journals report on the results of original research and experimentation. Publication of scholarly articles requires the approval of an editorial board. Peer-reviewed or refereed journals go through a more rigorous review process of a panel of the experts before publication. See: Peer Review in 3 minutes. 



 

Iris Godwin

Head of Special Collections and University Archives
What should I consider when evaluating my sources?
Relevancy 
Make sure the source has something to do with your topic. You can increase the relevancy of articles you are finding by using a few search techniques. 
 
Date 
Researching a historical topic will allow you to use older resources. If the newest scientific research is needed, you will want the latest resources available.
 
Author/Creator/Publisher 
Ask who wrote and who published the resource. Authors and publishers tend to leave their opinions in their written works.  
 
Bias  
Try to recognize the bias that is included in the article.  
 
Your professor/instructor or librarian may give you different ways to evaluate the article, book, etc. 

Note: Keep in mind to identify your target audience and choose supporting evidence accordingly.