Answered By: Katie Hoskins Last Updated: Jun 13, 2016 Views: 64
Your instructor will often specify the type of sources you should use for your assignment, so be sure to read the instructions carefully. Here are some ways you can use different types of sources to support your arguments:
You will need to find information resources that are credible and easily cited for your assignments. Credible information sources share several things in common and it is generally easy to tell:
- who wrote the work,
- where the work was published,
- when the work was produced, and
- the purpose of the writing.
Authors of credible information also acknowledge and list the other works they used in their research. Primary sources are another type of resource, that are more frequently used in subjects like history.
When in doubt, ask your NOVA librarians for help.