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COMM 111/112 Library Session: Group 3

Group 3 Questions

Read over the following article individually, focusing primarily on the Abstract. Then, as a group, respond to the questions.

Jelenchick, Lauren A., Jens C. Eickhoff, and Megan A. Moreno. “‘Facebook Depression?” Social Networking Site Use and Depression in Older Adolescents.” Journal of Adolescent Health 52 (2013): 128-130.

  1. What seems to be the article’s central argument or conclusion? See especially the Abstract at the beginning of the article and the Conclusions at the end of the article.

  2. What kind of evidence or data do the authors use to support their claims? See especially the Methods and Results portions of the Abstract. Does the evidence seem credible? Why or why not?

  3. Use Google to find the website for the Journal of Adolescent Health. Does the journal seem like a credible source of information? Why or why not? Is it a scholarly source? Why or why not?

  4. What does the article tell us about the authors’ level of knowledge or expertise? Use the catalog on the library’s homepage ( to search for other publications by Lauren Jelenchick or one of the other authors. What do these other publications suggest about the authors’ expertise?

  5. Summarize your overall evaluation of this source in the context of your research on online communication and emotion. What are its strengths? What are its limitations?

  6. Use the Library Catalog to find a book or article that might help you explore some aspect of Jelenchick, Eickhoff, and Moreno’s article in more depth. Write down the title and author of the source and explain why it seems relevant. How might the source you found in the Library Catalog speak to issues raised in Jelenchick, Eickhoff, and Moreno’s article?