Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research

Teaching & Learning, Ohio State University Libraries

Choosing & Using Sources presents a process for academic research and writing, from formulating your research question to selecting good information and using it effectively in your research assignments.

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Book Description

Chapters cover developing research questions, understanding types of sources, searching for information, evaluating sources, and avoiding plagiarism. Each chapter includes self-quizzes and activities to reinforce core concepts and help you apply them.

What experts are saying about Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research:

“…a really fantastic contribution that offers a much needed broadened perspective on the process of research, and is packed to the brim with all kinds of resources and advice on how to effectively use them.”

– Chris Manion, PhD
Coordinator of Writing Across the Curriculum at Ohio State University

“…an excellent resource for students, with engaging content, graphics, and examples—very compelling.”

– J. Craig Gibson
Co-chair of ACRL’s Task Force on Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education

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