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Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research

Author: Cheryl Lowry - Editor
Subject: Education
Source: Open Textbook Library
Publisher: Ohio State University Libraries
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Choosing & Using Sources presents a process for academic research and writing/ from formulating your research question to selecting good information and using it effectively in your research assignments. Additional chapters cover understanding types of sources/ searching for information/ and avoiding plagiarism. Each chapter includes self-quizzes and activities to reinforce core concepts and help you apply them. There are also appendices for quick reference on search tools/ copyright basics/ and fair use. What experts are saying about Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research: “…a really fantastic contribution that offers a much needed broadened perspective on the process of research/ and is packed to the brim with all kinds of resources and advice on how to effectively use them. The chapter on plagiarism is really excellent/ and the chapter on searching for sources is utterly brilliant.” – Chris Manion/ PhDCoordinator of Writing Across the Curriculum at Ohio State University “… an excellent resource for students/ with engaging content/ graphics/ and examples—very compelling. The coverage of copyright is outstanding.” – J. Craig GibsonCo-chair of ACRL's Task Force on Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education

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