Updates to: William Badke, Research Strategies: Finding your Way through the Information Fog, 6th ed. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse.com, 2017.
An increasingly important factor in the evaluation of information is fact-checking. See this site for multiple tools to enhance your fact-checking ability: http://researchguides.journalism.cuny.edu/c.php?g=547454&p=3756526.
JSTOR is offering a new search option: JSTOR Text Analyzer (http://www.jstor.org/analyze/) which allows you to input a large amount of text (for example, a full text article) so that the Analyzer's algorithm can make use of its terminology to identify related JSTOR articles. On the results page you will see the main words from your supplied text that were used in the analysis. You can click on any word to put it in a priority list, thus modifying the results to suit your needs. You can even modify the weight given to each prioritized term, and you can specify that you want recent results. This search function is similar in concept to EBSCHost's SmartText Searching.
From ERIC (March 2017): "Our latest video and infographic describe ERIC identifiers and walk through how to use them in a search."
Last updated: March 29, 2017