Ask Here PA is a 24/7 chat reference service for Pennsylvania residents. You will be connected to a librarian who can help you with many of your research questions, but remember that he or she does NOT work at Seton Hill and therefore will not have access to our databases or information about your SHU library account.
Use the EAR test.
§ Author’s background and credentials
§ Other works by same author
§ Institutional affiliation
§ A quick Google search can sometimes give you all of this info
¨ Accuracy (the content itself)
§ Is it current?
§ Is it correct?
§ Is it complete?
§ “Triangulate” sources (find 3 or so that say the same thing) to determine this
¨ Reliability (the source that’s putting the information out there)
§ Does the host/publishing group have an agenda or bias?
§ Documentation/citations—do they show where they got their information?
The Writing Center in Administration Room 502 is happy to provide feedback to students who are working on papers and other projects. You can drop by the Center and schedule a time to meet with a peer tutor one-on-one. Appointments are strongly encouraged.
You may contact me directly (see contact info on the right), or feel free contact the library's front desk at 724-838-4291 to speak to a librarian on duty. Any of the Reeves librarians will be happy to help you with your research.
For additional videos and tutorials, go back to reeveshelp.