Reputable Research Support

Before you begin, make sure you know exactly what a literature review paper is and is not by reading the handout by SJSU MLK Library HERE

Next, make sure you are comfortable with what an academic paper is and how to write one, check out the resources HERE.

Also, make sure you know what a Peer Reviewed Journal Article is, discussed more HERE

Deciding between reputable vs non-reputable information/resources starts with learning some guidelines on credibility. https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/588/02/ is a great place to start. 

There is no perfect rule for reputability/credibility and it is up to the user to decide based on guidelines. Just like you decide on whether or not to eat rotten vs un-rotten food based on rules you learned about fresh food. You must learn to decide between rotten and reputable resources. 

Get the support you need with the hyperlinks below and tutorial videos. The SJSU MLK Library is used as an example because many of their robust resources are free to the public, but it is a similar process no matter which campus you are on. SJSU MLK Library is a joint venture with the City of San Jose, which means you can access journal databases for free if you are physically on campus. If you are off-campus, you must be a student or staff to access. For more information on off campus SJSU access please see: http://library.sjsu.edu/access-library-campus/access-library-campus 

Where to Find Peer Reviewed Journal Articles (PRJs) 
Peer reviewed Journals vs Secondary Articles
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Mary Poffenroth, MSc

Mary.Poffenroth@sjsu.edu

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