Where To Find Essay Sources?
The Easy Guide to Finding Essay Sources: Academic Research Tips
- Start With Wikipedia. Stay with us on this one — we all know Wikipedia is frowned upon by academic researchers.
- Get the Most Out of the Library.
- Use Academic Search Engines.
- Don’t Forget About Primary Sources.
- Opt for Digital Libraries and Databases.
- Check the Bibliography of Your Sources.
- Look Beyond Journals and Books.
- Learn to Quickly Evaluate a Source.
Other Question and Answers that can be helpful for you
1. How do you find sources for a research paper?
Collecting sources for a research paper can sometimes be a daunting task. When beginning your research, it’s often a good idea to begin with common search engines, like Google, and general descriptions like you can find on Wikipedia. Often though these are not the sources you ultimately want in your paper.
2. How do you evaluate sources in an essay?
You can use a two-pronged strategy to evaluate each source: read the abstract/introduction to make an informed decision about whether you can use the source and then check out the citations and references at the end to discover more sources. This saves you a great deal of time.
3. Where do you go to find sources?
Wikipedia is a good place to go to find sources, as there are usually links in the info that bring you to the original source. Reply Haileesays: Nov 29, 2018 at 4:01 pm
4. How to use academic sources when writing an essay?
When working on an essay, you can use information from peer reviewed sources and from non scholarly sources. Very few professors demand that you use only information from scholarly works. Something you need to keep in mind is that there are several types of academic sources. Here are the main resources of information you can use as a student: