What are traditional sources?. Introducing the book. Books are your friend . Edited for content Reliable Accurate Non Biased. The information you get is real. At least, you are sure that the books are a source of reliable information. Primary Sources.
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Introducing the book.
ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS (excerpts or translations acceptable):
Diaries, speeches, manuscripts, letters, interviews, news film footage, autobiographies, official records
Reference works are usually referred to for particular pieces of information, rather than read from beginning to end. The writing style used in these works is informative; the authors avoid use of the first person, and emphasize facts.
Use the indexes to find the information that you need.Reference Books
Information Seeking Strategies
Location and Access
Use of Information
Get a general understanding of your topic and assignment.
Ask questions so that you know what you are to do and by when.
Start your research with an encyclopedia, dictionary, short article, etc. to get basic and brief information in order to gain a general understanding of your topic.
Consider which sources are best for your topic and project.
How current should your information be?
Consider what questions you need answered in order to determine which sources might be most helpful.
Are there reputable and expert sources for your topic?
Allow enough time to find the information.
Gather as much information as you can.
Use index cards to record your information. This allows for easy sorting.
Have a variety of sources.
Organize your information.
Be selective. Use the best information. You do not need to use everything.
Remember your task as you put your information together.
Determine the best way to organize and present your information.
Put it together!
Keep your task in mind as you create your project.
Do a self-evaluation.
Are there any weak or incomplete parts?
Can you answer questions about your topic and/or project?
Did you allow enough time?
Web Site Evaluation Guide
Anyone can have a web site
Who created or maintains this web site?
Are the aims of the site clear?
Is the site relevant for my purpose?
Can the information be checked?
When was the site produced?
Is the information biased in any way? Opinion or fact?
Is the site associated with a reputable association or organization?
An alphabetical list of sources used in the project
Use hanging indentation (First line of each entry is not indented, but all others are.)
Follow the proper format (MLA, APA, etc.)
The purpose of works cited is to supply the reader with the necessary information to find the same information that you used for your project.
The Big 6TM, Information Literacy for the
Information Age. Eds. Mike Eisenberg and Bob
Berkowitz. 30 Aug. 2004. 7 Sept. 2004
Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research
Papers, Sixth Edition. New York: The Modern Language
Association of America, 2003.