|Source Type||Start Here|
|Library Databases, see recommendations below|
|See find books page or start searches on the library homepage|
|Historical Newspapers||Library Databases, see recommendations below, and know that The Daily Texan is the most user-friendly.|
USGS (United States Geological Survey Maps)
|Other primary sources for this class||Portal to Texas History|
Searching databases is different than searching Google. Distil what you're looking for into a few key terms or phrases, rather than whole sentences.
|immigrant students||academic achievement||policy debates|
undocumented students (more specific)
achievement (more general)
attitudes (more general/related)
Peer review is a process scholarly articles go through before they are published.
Scholarly articles are sent to other experts in the field (peers) to ensure that they contain high-quality, original research important to the field. This is a measure of quality control other types of information doesn't go through.
If you can't tell whether or not a journal is peer-reviewed, check Ulrichsweb.
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