How to Fact Check: Academic Studies

Have you ever read a news story that mentions a recent academic study but didn’t name the study? If you’re online, they usually link to it, but what if you’re reading print?

If you’re still curious about the subject but unsure how to find out more, Google Scholar is here for you. Usually, articles mention the name of the researchers, just search their names, the topic of the study, the year, any identifying information. It might take some hunting but you should be able to find the original academic paper. Stay tuned next week for how to peer behind potential paywalls.