Miami University Scholarly Sources for Article Wiriting Discussion
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Instructions on how to complete this discussion are as follows: You will first need to view the required videos about sources that are posted below. You will be comparing and contrasting a scientific journal article vs a newspaper article related to a natural hazard (earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, landslides, etc.). You will need to search the online library to find a peer reviewed scholarly article related to your chosen natural hazard. Your scholarly article needs to have been written in the past 10 years. You will also be required to find a newspaper article related to the same topic. The newspaper article needs to have been written within the last year. When comparing these two articles you will answer the following questions:
- What are the main differences that you see between these two articles? Provide at least 3 points of evidence from the articles.
- Why do you think the information is presented differently within the articles?
- Which one of the articles has the most reliable data and why?
Make sure to properly cite both of your sources in APA format. Your initial post needs to be at least 500 words in length.
Evaluating Sources from the Columbus State Library [YouTube]
How to Evaluate Sources from the Standford University Libraries [YouTube]
How to Find Scholarly Articles from Ashford University [YouTube]
(If you can find a better video than this one I’m open to it. It is not FHSU specific, but it is s decent video).
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