ANTH 204: Library tips for your critical review assignment


Help Guide: Writing a Critical Review

While your professor's instructions and assignment guidelines always come first, you might also find these guides from other university websites useful:


Finding an Academic Journal Article
Option A: Article Databases

Search any of these article databases to find recent articles from academic, peer-reviewed, journal articles about Indigenous issues in Canada:

**IMPORTANT TIPS:

  • Be sure to select full-length research articles, NOT book reviews, literature reviews, systematic reviews, commentaries, news items, introductions, conclusions or editorials. See also Evaluating Sources below.
  • You can use Date Limits to ensure you search for articles published recently, such as after 2010 

 

Finding an Academic Journal Article
Option B: Journal Browse

Find your two peer-reviewed articles about Indigenous issues in Canada by browsing journals such as: 

**IMPORTANT TIPS:

  • Be sure to choose recent issues of the relevant journals, between 2010 and now
  • Be sure to select full-length research articles, NOT book reviews, literature reviews, systematic reviews, commentaries, news items, introductions, conclusions or editorials. See also Evaluating Sources below.
  • Journal and publisher web sites can sometimes lead you astray to non-academic articles. Make sure the article you choose is in the journal you wanted, and meets the criteria discussed with your prof.  See: Is it scholarly?

Finding a Current News Article

For your assignment you will need to find a current news article of at 500 words or more, concerning a specific Indigenous issue in Canada.To find this, you can:

 Use any of these news databases: 
 

Finding Additional Literature for Your Critique

To find additional material related to the issue discussed, you can use your course texts, but you can also try more library resources:
 


IS IT SCHOLARLY/ACADEMIC/PEER-REVIEWED?

Your professor's instructions should always be the first criteria in determining what qualifies as an appropriate academic source. If you feel you need additional guidance in this area, however, you might find some relevant tips in the guides below.
 

When evaluating the quality of a variety of material, the following library guide might provide some help:


Help Referencing: Bibliography & In-Text Citations

  • Your outline states that you must include full references and page notations (in-text citations) for the article you are analyzing and any other material you use.

  • The APA Citation & Style Guide can help. For example:

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