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Pre-Law LEAP Fall 2020

The purpose of this course is to explore the meaning of community, especially as it relates to the American community as a whole and communities within the United States, and the relation of law to community.

Subject Specialist

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Rebekah Cummings
Contact:
J Willard Marriott Library
295 South 1500 East
Digital Matters Lab
801-581-7701
Skype Contact: @RebekahCummings

LEAP Professor

Dr. Ann Engar

Sill 146

801-581-4891

ann.engar@utah.edu

Today's Agenda

It's our last fall library session! Today we are going to: 

  1. Review! 
  2. Look at some strategies for finding government information and government documents
  3. Take time to research independently or in groups and find scholarly information

Databases

Scholarly vs. Popular Publications

Scholarly journals:
  • Are written by and for faculty, researchers or scholars
  • Use the language of the discipline
  • Are often refereed or peer reviewed by specialists before being accepted for publication
  • Include full citations for sources
  • Book reviews or editorials are not considered scholarly articles, even when found in scholarly journals
 
Popular magazines:
  • Are written by journalists or professional writers for a general audience
  • Use non-technical language
  • Are not reviewed by other specialists before being accepted for publication
  • Rarely give full citations for sources
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