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LIS 2003 — Intro to Information Studies

This guide is for Dr. Brown's LIS 2003 Intro to Information Studies course.

OU Libraries Resources


Recommended Databases

The two databases listed below are great starting points for most research topics! You can access them from this research guide, or you can save them to your My Library page on the OU Libraries' website. 


Recommended Research Guides

OU Libraries Research Guides will help you find specialized databases as well has search tips and citation help.

Internet Resources


Recommended Internet Resources


Evaluating Internet Resources

Using internet resources for your research can be tricky because of the amount of information available, so careful evaluation is needed. Before you begin using the internet for your research, think about your information need. If you put your information need into the context of your research assignment, then this will help you understand what types of sources you need to find. 

Use these tips to help you evaluate internet sources for credibility:
  • Look to see if an author and/or publication date is listed.

  • Look to see if there is an editorial statement or submission guideline.

  • Look for author affiliations.

  • Watch out for biased opinion statements.


Evaluating Internet Resources Handout