Writing: Welcome

Thinking about sources

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Like the jar in this picture, sources are only as good as their contents, and selecting what’s most useful depends on what’s inside.

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In This Guide

This guide is designed to help students who are doing a project or assignment that involves writing and research.

Use the tabs to navigate through the other pages of the guide:

  • Find a Topic - Get ideas and background information, including books and websites.
  • Find Sources - Find books, articles, videos, and more for your research.
  • Find Articles - Recommended databases for finding published articles and other published writing.
  • Peer Review - Peer review explained.
  • Evaluate Sources - How to determine whether the sources you've found really meet your needs.
  • Cite Sources - Help with MLA citations and manuscript formatting.
  • Grammar - Which or that? They're or their? Me or I? Get help with grammar!
  • Get Help - Get help from a librarian 24x7, get support from a tutor, or find a handout or tutorial to help you with your research.

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