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Seminar for Latin America Studies – Oakland Campus: Evaluating Sources

This seminar, which is a prerequisite for the Center for Latin American Studies Field Trip, provides students with an overview of the Yucatan region of Mexico, and of the city of Valladolid and a foundation for conducting their research. (2174_ARTSC)

Evaluating Internet Sources

Primary Sources on the Web

Peer Review

Also known as “refereed,” peer review is the process by which scholars in a relevant field read and evaluate papers submitted to a journal. (Source: Oxford English Dictionary)

Peer review is employed by a profession or discipline in order to maintain standards, improve performance, and provide credibility. In academia, peer review is often used to determine a scholarly work’s suitability for publication.

Copyright

Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works.