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from Coastal Carolina University (humorous & short: about 3 minutes or less).
This video provides an overview of research materials. In order to select sources appropriate for your research, it is helpful to consider their original purpose, that is, why that newspaper article, journal article, or book was created in the first place.
Other suggested videos:
Why Citing is Important
What is a Scholarly Article?
Scholarly versus Popular
How to Locate Scholarly Articles
*Technical note: The Coastal Carolina tutorials generally download and run automatically. If not, try a different Internet browser.