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Where Do I Start?

Got an assignment? Need information? This guide will tell you the best places to look for different resource types and subjects!

Homework / Studying

  1. Course textbooks and readings
  2. Basic information sources
  3. 2-3 sources should be enough

Short Informal Paper

  1. Course textbooks and readings
  2. Basic information sources
  3. Possibly books and articles
  4. About 5 sources (or any number set by the teacher)

Presentation or Multimedia Project

  1. Basic information sources (which may include media and images, especially Credo Reference)
  2. Books and articles
  3. Focus on scholarly sources
  4. About 5-10 sources (or any number set by the teacher)

Formal Research Paper

  1. Books and articles
  2. Scholarly sources
  3. About 5-10 sources (or any number set by the teacher)

Thesis, etc.

  1. Books and articles, including those from other institutions (through Interlibrary Loan or by traveling)
  2. Scholarly sources
  3. Depending on level, possibly archival resources, fieldwork, personally-conducted scientific study, or other original research
  4. Number of sources may vary, but probably 20 or more
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