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Where to Start Your Research

Why Is It Important to Evaluate Your Sources?

Resource evaluation is a vital part of beginning any project, whether academic or for personal knowledge.  As a researcher you will need to take an objective view of any source you are considering. 

By utilizing the 5Ws (who, what, when, where, why), you will be able to make an informed decision on whether a source is appropriate for your project.

But how do you know which type of resource is best for your project and which individual resources are the best to use?  

Watch the short video below to get started...


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