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What is Critical Thinking?

Critical thinking is an important skill for students in all disciplines and lays a solid foundation for success. According to the philosophy department at the University of Hong Kong, "Critical thinking is the ability to think clearly and rationally about what to do or what to believe. It includes the ability to engage in reflective and independent thinking".

Finding Articles in the Library

The library resources are rich in content on the topic of Critical Thinking in disciplines such as: Education, Business, Medicine, Nursing and Healthcare. Access over 20,000 scholarly and peer-reviewed journal articles published in the last five years, on these topics and more.

Critical Thinking Resources - On the Web

Predatory Journals

Beware of "predatory journals", which do not contain credible, scholarly information. Jeffrey Beall of the University of Colorado at Denver has published a list of predatory journals which can be found open access. We've also included a link where you can find out more information about how to recognize predation in publishing.

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