What kind of sources can I use for a research paper?
Using sources to support your ideas is one characteristic of the research paper that sets it apart from personal and creative writing. Sources come in many forms, such as magazine and journal articles, books, newspapers, videos, films, computer discussion groups, surveys, or interviews.
What sources are not allowed in a research paper?
Usually inappropriate: magazines, blogs, and websites Most research papers can be written using only peer-reviewed journal articles as sources. However, for many topics it is possible to find a plethora of sources that have not been peer-reviewed but also discuss the topic.
What are different types of sources?
Types of SourcesScholarly publications (Journals)Popular sources (News and Magazines)Professional/Trade sources.Books / Book Chapters.Conference proceedings.Government Documents.Theses & Dissertations.
How do you choose best sources?
It is important to be able to identify which sources are credible. This ability requires an understanding of depth, objectivity, currency, authority, and purpose. Whether or not your source is peer-reviewed, it is still a good idea to evaluate it based on these five factors.
What are the basic information sources?
In this section you will learn about the following types of information sources:Books.Encyclopedias.Magazines.Databases.Newspapers.Library Catalog.Internet.
What is the most effective source of information?
Books. Books will often give you a greater amount and more in-depth information on a topic than encyclopedias and websites. They are a reliable source of information, having been written by authors selected for their expertise by publishers.