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STEP 3: LOCATION AND ACCESS
Ask, "Where is each source? Where is the information in each source?"
- Access appropriate information systems
- Search for sources for information about your topic
- Determine if each source is usable
Reminders about Websites for Academic Projects
Because your academic project calls for high-quality, credible sources, remember...
- DO NOT use Wikipedia or other user-generated-content sites, where the authority of the author is not known. (However, you can check out Wikipedia articles for links to high-quality websites!)
- AVOID using blogs as sources, unless the author of the blog is clearly an expert in the field or otherwise well qualified to share information
- AVOID using sources that are really advertisements for products. Their reason for existence is to make money, not to provide unbiased information!
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