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Visit the Research Help Desk on the main floor of the Library for help.
Workshops are scheduled throughout the term.
How-to guides and videos on writing, research and citation
Watch out ! Magazines that cover academic topics for general audiences are considered "popular" i.e., National Geographic, Scientific American, Psychology Today.
Peer reviewed articles are scholarly sources that have undergone a review process before being published. Experts in a particular filed of study submit their original research in the form of an article to a journal publisher. Before it can be published, it will be evaluated and critiqued by researchers and experts in the same field (hence - reviewed by their peers).
For certain assignments you might be asked to use primary sources. Primary sources are works created at the time of an event, or bya person who directly experienced an event. It is the content that matters and an online source can still be a primary source. For example, an online copy of a historical newspaper is still a primary source.
Primary sources can include:
Sources created by Governments, Research Organizations, Charities and other NGO's.
Not published by conventional publishing companies, some are only available on the organization's website
You will have to search both Google and the Library's databases to find grey literature.
* Remember to be critical of all your sources, always look for bias.