Finding sources is a vital step in completing academic assignments. Researching information about a topic informs your own ideas and lends credibility to your argument. The GVSU Library provides access to many kinds of sources both online and in print.
WHAT KINDS OF SOURCES ARE THERE?
Types of Publications
- Peer-reviewed or Refereed
Types of Content
- Data Sets
- Government Documents
- Journal Articles
- Magazine or Newspaper Articles
- Web Resources
- Works of Art
HOW DO I FIND THEM?
You can find sources by going online or using print sources in person, such as books or newspaper articles you would check out from the library. Use the keywords that you developed during the brainstorming process as your search terms.
- Understanding my assignment
- Topic selection:
- Brainstorming strategies:
- Is your source peer-reviewed?
- Evaluating sources
MEET WITH A CONSULTANT
Have other questions? Research consultants can help! We specialize in brainstorming topics, finding sources, reading scholarly materials, and evaluating research.
Stop by the Knowledge Market during open hours or make an appointment to talk with a research consultant.