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Online Research

Find out where to look - Google Scholar, Wikipedia and beyond, and what to look for when you're evaluating your results.

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Including Resources of Dubious Credibility

Information from sites which you deem to be unauthoritative, un-credible, biased, or lacking in currency can still be used, as long as you explicitly state the reason for its inclusion, along with any doubts you have as to truthfulness, objectivity, etc.

A full citation is still required for these resources.

To use or not to use...

Before including a resource in your work, ask yourself:

  • Is it relevant to my approach to the topic?
  • Will it enhance my project?
  • Is it credible? If not, does it have some other value?
  • Is it available for my intended use? Does it have copyright restrictions that make it unavailable for use outside of school?