Now that you know which how to start the research process for your assignment, you’re ready to learn how to distinguish between types of sources, and how to determine which source is best for your assignment.

After completing this section of the tutorial, you will be able to:

  • Differentiate between different types of sources, including:

  • scholarly
  • popular
  • trade / professional
  • primary sources

  • Know when it is appropriate to use the following types of sources for information:

  • Scholarly articles
  • Books
  • Magazine articles
  • Newspaper articles
  • Trade / Professional journal articles
  • Primary sources


Which Source is Best?

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