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Research Process: Choose the Right Source

I have a research project to do, now what? This is a guide that will walk you through the research process, from selecting a topic to putting it all together.


Types of Sources

These are a few categories we might group sources of information into, along with their defining characteristics. Click the icons below for example excerpts from articles in each category. Different types provide information in different ways, and can have varying amounts of credibility.

Which type do I need to use?

This depends on what information you need to find as well as the requirements of your assignment. If your prof says to only use scholarly articles, that's what you're working with.