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Student Resources: Finding Good Sources
Tips, guidelines and strategies for success with Academic Writing.
This exercise provides examples on how to critique a source for credibility based on publication information. This handout also provides two source outlines to demonstrate how credibility can be determined with the given criteria.
This handout explains why it is necessary to cite sources while writing, such as: making research credible, to make a writer's voice appear knowledgeable, to give credit to original authors, and to act as a reference.
A literature review is not the same as a book review. Book reviews give the author’s opinion on a piece of literature while literature reviews seek to give an overview of published works on a specific subject.