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WR 122 - Daniels: Find Resources to Expand Your Understanding

Find Sources on Your Topic

You've made it through the grilling! Now you need to find at least two resources that expand your understanding of your topic. Ideally, the resource will help you establish the importance of your issue or prove the point you are trying to make.

Below are different options you can explore.

Websites

Google: www.google.com

In the search box, enter your keywords, but add one of these to the end:

  • site:.org       Finds non-profit websites – can be great if you find one that focuses on your topic!
  • site:.gov      Finds government websites – research, laws, policies, etc.
  • site:.edu      Finds college & university websites – research, policy recommendations, etc.

 

Use the CRAAP Test to evaluate what you found:

Currency:     When was the information published or posted?
Relevance:   How does the information relate to your topic?
Authority:     Who is the author/publisher/sponsor and why do you trust them?
Accuracy:     Can you verify the information with another source or your own knowledge?
Purpose:      What is the purpose of the site? To inform, teach, sell, entertain, persuade?

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