Make sure that you build your work on trustworthy information. It is not always easy to know what information to trust, here are some simple guidelines to follow:
- Search in the databases provided by the University Library of Stavanger. Remember to log in through remote access if you are not working on campus.
- When searching for literature, limit your search to peer reviewed (fagfellevurdert på norsk) sources. When a source has been peer reviewed, it means that it has been through a quality control by experts.
- For articles/journals (tidsskrift), you can check the level of the journal on the webpage of the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers. You can use journals with level 1 or 2, do not use articles from journals that do not have a level. Level 1 journals are good, level 2 journals are great.
- There are many great sources of information out there, so be sure to choose the ones that are also relevant to your work.
- Do your own quality check if you use sources that are not found in our databases, e.g. websites. Check the author, ask yourself what the intention of this person/organization is. The Citation Compass (Kildekompasset) gives you plenty of more detailed help in both Norwegian and English - choose the type of source you want to evaluate and read more about it.