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Appalachian Studies: Online Sources

"Each life is dirt and time and rhyme and stone." --Jesse Stuart, Man with A Bull-Tongue Plow (1934), Sonnet #678

e-WV The West Virginia Encyclopedia and WV InfoDepot

Evaluating Online Sources

Use these criteria to evaluate online sources:

Authority/Responsibility

Purpose

Currency 

Objectivity

Accuracy

Appropriateness

More details can be found at Evaluating Sources

Research Appalachia!

Google Scholar Search

Grants and funding

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)

https://www.arc.gov/funding/GrantsandFunding.asp​

Office of Student Research - Appalachian State University

http://osr.appstate.edu/

 

 

 

Blogs about Appalachia

A word about blogs:  just because the blog is posted here does not mean that the library endorses or verifies that the information is correct or appropriate.  You should carefully evaluate all information whether it is in online or print or audio format.  MU Libraries has suggested criteria for evaluating online informaiton.  You will find the criteria posted on this page.

In some cases these blogs continue the Appalachian tradition of storytelling in accessible and high-tech ways.