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.


Table of Contents

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