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Identifying Resources

Module Two: Getting Ready for Research

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Once you have got a topic you feel comfortable with, you can start identifying potential research material sources.You may be given a general list (like 2 books, 2 articles….etc) or you may be required to only use a particular type of source. The requirements may also specify a Scholarly or popular source, or Primary or Secondary sources.

Can't remember how to tell the difference? Revisit Module One


Accessing sources

This may be a consideration, especially if you want to do your research from home. Your professors may also ask you not to use online resources.

  • Web-based information—information found online, usually through search engines. This is information found on web pages.
  • Print-based information—information found in print format, like books and journals.
  • Print-based information accessible from the web— These are books, journals, and other materials in print that are also accessible from the web.
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