Skip to main content
Roosevelt University in Chicago, Schaumburg and Online - Logo

ACP 101: Using Online Resources

Researching Basics

Google Scholar

Link to Google Scholar

1. Academic literature

2. Legal documents

3. Credible sources

a. Academic publishers

b. Universities

c. Professional societies

Citation Generators

World Wide Web

1. Websites must be evaluated (Video: Evaluating Sources)

2. C.R.A.A.P. Test

3. Web site to evaluate: (Save the Tree Octopus site)


Use of Wikipedia

Main site: Wikipedia

How it should be used:

  • Gather background information
  • Generate search terms
  • Find other resources in bibliography/reference section

Cannot be cited because:

  • Currency (No guarantee when specific information has been updated)
  • Authority (Authors cannot be identified; not necessarily experts)
  • Point of View (Do not know if author has bias)