This course guide is applicable to some, not all, sections of GMGT 1010. It contains criteria for evaluating your sources, tips on starting the research and writing process, and links and search strategies to library resources, all to help you with your term paper. If you require assistance, please contact the Librarian on this course guide.
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There are two main types of sources you should consider using for your term paper: academic (e.g. peer-reviewed journals and university press books) and non-academic sources (e.g. news and trade periodicals, reference books, etc.)
For the purpose of your term paper, Academic Sources are:
For the purpose of your term paper, Non-academic Sources are:
There are five standards to consider:
For more information on the CRAAP test, review the following two videos:
Starting with a topic, narrow down to specific questions.
Once you have an idea of your research questions then look for information to support your argument.
Use the Advanced Searching Tips to refine your searches and improve your search results, both in the library search and in database searches.
The Library Search