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Research Workshop: Generating Research Questions and Evaluating Sources

perform a quick search to determine the author’s reliability.
Shauna has collected a variety of sources for her research about Charlie Chaplin’s impact on American cinema. In performing her preliminary evaluation of each source, Shauna should
the issue number of the source
Anthony is writing a research paper about healthy eating, and this is one entry on his works cited page.

Adams, Ruth. “Eat Apples.” The Journal of Nutrition 222 (2011): 26-31. Print.

What does “222” represent?

name of the author
Look at the MLA citation for an online source.

“Let’s Eat for the Health of It.” USDA. The U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services, June 2011. Web. .

What is missing from this citation?

the library
Which is the best place to find reference sources for a scholarly essay?
how could eating healthier foods benefit students?
Sarah is writing a paper explaining why public schools should provide healthy lunches to students, and she has several potential research questions. Which is her best option?
How does playing a team sport affect a child’s development?
Juan is writing a paper about children who play team sports, and he has several potential research questions. Which is his best option?
year the source was published
Anthony is writing a research paper about healthy eating, and this is one entry on his works cited page.

Adams, Ruth. “Eat Apples.” The Journal of Nutrition 222 (2011): 26-31. Print.

What does “(2011)” represent?

“Most teenagers consume too much sodium due to the prevalence of sodium in pre-packaged foods available in schools” (Hernandez 65).
Colin is using a quotation from this source to write his research paper:

Hernandez, Rodrigo. “Eating Healthy and You.” The Journal of US Health and
Medicine (2012): 64-67. Print.

Which is the correct way to cite a quotation in the body of his paper using MLA style?

if it contains current information.
Kali is researching the evolution of the American fashion industry. She has found an online article that may be a helpful source. In performing her secondary evaluation of this source, Kali should determine