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The Business of Scholarly Communication

The Business of Scholarly Communication explores the business side of the journal articles that we all rely on. Do you think you know the average cost of a 1-year subscription to an academic journal in your field of study? Do you know where the money goes? Test your guesses and learn about the business side of academic journals. 

Evaluating News Sources

If you're like most people, you have no shortage of news articles reaching you each day. Whether retrieved via traditional channels (such as newsprint, radio or television) or shared via social media outlets, how confident are you in your ability to distinguish objective, reputable articles from those that are biased or more questionable? Test your evaluation skills in this interactive lesson.

How Information is Created

How Information is Created explores common information sources, considering their identifying features as well as their intended purpose and audience. You'll learn to identify how different sources present information and where to expect each source on the information creation timeline. 

How to Read a Chart

The How to Read a Chart lesson explores three basic chart types: bar charts, pie charts and line charts. It considers why charts are used to convey information, when to use different chart types, and how to read a chart.

Reliability of Sources

Reliability of Sources discusses what makes information reliable and explores one model for evaluating reliability (CRAAP). You'll learn to point out and apply criteria that can be used to judge the reliability of information. 

Research 101 @ EMU

Research 101 @ EMU provides an introduction to research skills. The tutorial covers the basics, including how to select a topic and develop research questions, as well as how to select, search for, find, and evaluate information sources.

Scholarly Communication: Choosing a Journal

Choosing a Journal explores how to identify and evaluate target journals to which you may submit your work for publication. This interactive tutorial presents criteria for evaluating journals and allows you to apply these concepts to three target journals of your choice. At the conclusion, you'll receive a printout of your results, providing you with a detailed comparison for future use.

Understanding Plagiarism 

Understanding Plagiarism presents plagiarism in the context of everyday events, helping you learn not just how to avoid plagiarism but also why it's so important. 


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