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Beginning Research Tutorial

A tutorial on how to research information sources for assignments.

Author

Who is the author or creator of the information?

  • What are the author's credentials?
  • Is the author an expert on the topic? 
  • What else has the author written or created?
  • Did the author or creator witness the event or phenomenon first-hand (primary source), are they writing based on information provided by others (secondary source), or are they summarizing existing literature (tertiary source)?