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How do researchers decide which sources to use?
Selecting Your Sources
- Read the abstract or summary to get a sense of whether the source might be useful.
- Look at the citation to determine if the item is a format that you can use (book, magazine article, journal article, newspaper article, DVD, blog, etc.)
- When you find one relevant source, use it to lead you to others on the same topic.
- If you're not finding information that exactly matches your topic, use pieces of information from sources that are related. (Information quilting)