Assignment Example 1
Imagine that I am a student in your class. Here is the process that I would go through to choose an article for this project:
Assignment Example 2
Evaluating My Popular Article: This article describes a recent study, is interesting to me, and provides me with enough information to understand the issue and track down the original study.
Finding my Peer-Reviewed Article: The article mentions a "2014 Yale Study" but does not provide the authors or any other information. Luckily there is a link to the raw data from the NYTimes article and at the bottom of the 2014 Yale Study, there's a citation to a published article that describes the methods for the study's data collection:
Howe, P., Mildenberger, M., Marlon, J.R., and Leiserowitz, A., “Geographic variation in opinions on climate change at state and local scales in the USA, Nature Climate Change. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate2583.
Evaluating My Peer-Reviewed Article: I want to make sure that Nature Climate Change is a peer-reviewed or refereed journal, so I'll check UlrichsWeb Global Series Directory to search the publication title and see if it is a refereed or peer-reviewed journal. See the UlrichsWeb sidebar tips for completing this step.
Verify Peer-Reviewed Sources
Access Ulrichsweb with the link below to verify information about a journal or publication: