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Rooftops of Tehran Research Guide: Websites

Prepared for English 1A - Roohi Vora

The Rooftops of Tehran - Mahbod Seraji at SJSU 2015

Source: Youtube https://youtu.be/qIm-GWzLGnQ

"Happy" Iranians arrested over music video

Google News & Scholar

How do I determine if a website is reliable?

Evaluating Websites and Other Sources

Consider...

  • Who is the author?
  • Why was it written -- for what purpose, organization, or audience?
  • When was it written?
  • Does it include references or a works cited list?

If you cannot determine the credibility of the information you are using from a website, it's best not to use it to factually support your argument. Using biased or inaccurate information in your paper can negatively impact your grade.

Web Searching Caution

Searching Google Scholar

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How to search Google Scholar:

1. Go to Google Scholar

2. Enter your topic/search terms in the search box:

3. If the full text is available, the links to the Full Text article will ... appear to the right of the title: