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Distance Education

Shepard Library offers many resources for research. Use the tabs below for information on locating books, journals, databases and other items relevant to your studies. Shepard Library is your portal to information resources and research assistance!

Caveat "Website"

CAVEAT LECTOR - Let the reader beware

 "When you use a research or academic library, the books, journals and other resources have already been evaluated by scholars, publishers and librarians. Every resource you find has been evaluated in one way or another before you ever see it. When you are using the World Wide Web, none of this applies. There are no filters. Because anyone can write a Web page, documents of the widest range of quality, written by authors of the widest range of authority, are available on an even playing field. Excellent resources reside along side the most dubious."
 
The databases contained in this guide allow you to easily access scholarly/peer-reviewed articles. If you do a Google search for information, 99% of the information you find will most likely NOT be peer-reviewed or scholarly.