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Researching an Argument

English 1AEX (A. Moellering)

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When & Why to Use Scholarly Books:

  • You need to understand a complex topic (these are easier to read than journal articles)
  • You need very in-depth analysis of a topic
  • You need broad coverage of one or more topics
  • You need a summary of existing research on a topic

Remember: You may only need to read one chapter of a scholarly book!

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Scholarly journal articles are basically the "bread-and-butter" sources for scholarly research - they're used in every discipline.

Why You Should Use Them:

  • Information is based on research and expertise
  • Information is detailed and focused on a narrow topic
  • The peer-review process (mostly) insures that the information is accurate
  • They add to a growing understanding of a topic by contributing new ideas

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Newspaper articles help you find reviews, popular opinion, and information on a certain topic that is geared for the general public. 

Streaming Videos/Documentaries:

Depending on the assignment you are working on, audiovisual materials (videos, films, documentaries, music, audio files, images) can be valuable resources.  We have databases with streaming videos on many topics available through our video databases.

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