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Types of Resources

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Melissa McPherson

on 22 July 2014

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Great sources to start with... Books and eBooks.
Baker College Composition 1 & 2 rubric
defines Research Integration as
"Consistent integration of research that provides analysis; uses a variety of credible sources"
eBooks- easy access to relevant sources
Peer Reviewed or Scholarly Articles
•Access eBooks from anywhere using the internet.

•When off-campus, use your library barcode number for access. It is on your ID card or in your SOLAR account under Contact Information.

•For more eBooks, search the book catalog and limit your search to "Baker eBooks".
Questions about how to use

Peer Reviewed and Scholarly Articles:

Are written by professionals and experts in a particular field of study.
Original research.
Critical analysis of topics relative to the profession.
Often published monthly, bimonthly, or quarterly.
Types of Academic Resources

Vol XCIII, No. 311

Grade "A" Paper
Library/ARC Research Guides support your classwork with
many current, relevant, accurate and academic resources.
Using Web Sites
Keep in mind the 5 W's:

Who? Is the writer an authority
on the topic?

What? Is the information relevant
to your search?

Where? Where was the information
published? What domain?

When? Is the information current?

Why? What is the purpose of the

Information on websites may have been:
- published anytime
- written by anyone

Websites may contain personal experience, facts, opinions, or research.
Be sure to ask your
instructor if you can use
web sites.
Need more assistance?
Ask for help online

Or visit your Campus Library/ARC.
Did you know these titles are now eBooks?

Click here to view our Library catalog
: http://elibrary.palnet.info/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/57/49?user_id=bkebookweb
Books and eBooks have:
- Topic overviews
- Encyclopedia information
- Info that was published or updated this year or before
- Info written by anyone
- Personal experiences, facts, opinions, research
Top Perks to Using Library Databases
Many databases will allow a user to limit to

Results of a search can be sorted by publication date. Users are able to find the
newest research

Databases allow users to
print, email, or download
an article.

topic ideas and keyword
recommendations for searching.

Searching the databases is not considered to be an Internet source.

Use newspapers when you need:
- Current Information
- Written by journalists
- Facts about events
- Opinions
- Personal Experiences
Use magazines when you need:
- Info published or updated weekly or monthly
- Written by journalists
- Facts about events
- Opinions
- Personal Experiences
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