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A Perfect Source? NCSC Libraries
Questions to Consider:
- Can it be helpful to break your topic into sub-topics when searching? (T/F)
- How can you optimize your search?
- To complete your argument, you may need to use ____________ resource types?
- Instead of finding the perfect all-in-one-article, what are you trying to do with the information you locate?
Strategies for Selecting Your Sources
- Read the abstract or summary. Get a quick sense of whether or not the source might be useful.
- Follow leads. Use a relevant source and its citations to locate other sources on the same topic.
- Quilt your information together. If you're not finding information that exactly matches your topic, use pieces of information from sources that are related.