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Finding your sources

Finding your sources

Author: Tyler Jensen
Description:
  1. Distinguish between different types of sources (e.g. newspaper articles, scholarly articles, reviews, books, lectures, etc.).

  2. Explain how to find sources on the internet using key words.

  3. Explain how to use bibliographies to find similar sources.

This packet should help a learner seeking to understand how conduct research for a paper and who is confused about how to find sources.  It will explain the variety of sources that are available to students who are conducting research.

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Types of sources

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How to Choose the Right Source

There's many ways to find sources, but finding the right one can be difficult at times. A source is any information that you will use in your research. When you conduct your reseach be sure to keep track of where your sources are from (ex. Newspaper, interview, magazine, book, website, online database, advertisement, letter, speech, song, scholarly article). It is easy to find a source, but the important idea is to find the right one. Some sources aren't dependable, so it is up to you to choose the right one.

Searching Online

Watch this video to see how search engines work. You will find searching much easier after watching this video!

Finding Sources

Watch this video for some pointers about collecting sources. The tips she includes are:
1. Reference librarians
2. Use lots of sources
3. Be well rounded