Information comes from many places. We may get information from books, the news, or social media.
When using information for an academic task, such as a research paper, some sources may be more helpful than others. The library provides access to the following kinds of sources:
Choosing scholarly sources (such as scholarly articles) for your research assignments is an important part of the research process.
When you locate a source that you may want to use in your research, you should first make sure that the source is reliable, up to date, and relevant to your research topic. No matter what your source type (scholarly article, book, encyclopedia, etc.), ask yourself the following questions:
Asking these questions will help you choose the best sources for your paper.