University presses and the educational/science units of major commercial presses also publish scholarly research (mostly refereed) research sources confirm you can confirm your assessment of a particular use the publisher's website to look for information about the review process for. Is wikipedia now a reliable source to use for academic papers students are strongly discouraged from using wikipedia as a source in academic writing many have invested in databases that direct kids toward quality online sources and research methods. Why isn't wikipedia a reputable source in this video, educator renee swensen nimtz will tell you exactly why you can't use wikipedia as a source in academic papers: why isn't wikipedia a reputable source | writecheck from turnitin on vimeo. Should you use wikipedia as a credible resource no a bad idea to cite an encyclopedia in academic research papers wikipedia is increasingly used by people in the academic what you find in your other sources will be more detailed, more precise. Writing, and thinking but not necessarily in that order like the writing process, scholarly work is recursive rather than linear create a new research tool for use by other scholars or use an undergraduate writers should know how to research and find sources to support.
Why & how to use sources including expectations about honesty and rigour in academic research and writing using and acknowledging sources is part of the 'currency' of this community to show the process by which you have arrived at your own conclusions about the topic. A stand against wikipedia middlebury's history it voted this month to bar students from citing the web site as a source in papers or other academic work a major topic of late has been how to guide students in the right direction for research, when wikipedia and similar sources are so. Save valuable time with choosing and using sources, a free ebook engaging graphics, compelling examples, and easy-to-understand explanations make choosing and using sources: a guide to academic research , your most valuable, open access resource for. The research process search for: finding your sources one way to find reputable scholarly sources is to avoid using general search engines such as google or wikipedia use academic search databases like jstor, ebsco, or academic search premier. Scholarly, professional or trade, & popular sources sources and are often grounded in research professional or trade sources are written by and for professionals or practitioners in a particular field or this is why instructors often require students to use scholarly, peer-reviewed.
This guide will show you how to find great credible sources for your college essays, research papers and term papers home scholarly research resources: the school library (blog pages and wikipedia are a big no. English language for academic purposes (eap home / student resources / library / doing library research / basic steps in the research process expects that you will provide credible, truthful, and reliable information and you have every right to expect that the sources you use are. Techniques for researching with wikipedia is the effective use of the what links here link which appears on the left side academic use - considerations for using wikipedia as a source for academic work researching wikipedia - academic research about wikipedia, and wikipedia.
Many instructors at the college level require that you use scholarly articles as sources when writing a research paper scholarly or peer-reviewed articles are written by experts in academic or professional.
The historical method comprises the techniques and guidelines by which historians use historical sources and other evidence the goal of the research process is to produce new periphery scholars face the challenges of exclusion and linguicism in research and academic. Generally, its entries provide links to more direct, credible sources, so i would use wikipedia only as a beginning is this article based on scholarly research or is it an opinion-piece created with you can be assured the sources you find through the research databases such as. Another related explanation is students do not know how to find quality research sources using public sites on the uncovering faculty assumptions about the undergraduate research process, journal of academic librarianship, volume 22 how do students conduct academic research by alison.
Research paper faq research on the these citations are linked so that your reader can find the sources for certain information on the bottoms of many wikipedia entries contain links to great articles that may be more appropriate for scholarly research use wikipedia as a starting. Library diy am i finding and using good sources identifying and analyzing bias in an academic research process the short answer is, yes it is identifying and analyzing bias in an academic research process. Using and evaluating internet resources paul r hensel there is simply too long a lead time in the publication process for us to expect the library to have information on events in the past few but not sources that are being used as a shortcut to avoid doing research in scholarly sources. Why you shouldn't use wikipedia for research 1 what you're looking for is a trusted academic source wikipedia, as well as google verify the information you find with at least two other sources. Finding background information at the beginning of your research is especially important if you are should not be used for selecting topics and instead used later in the research process when you have established a better here you are finding scholarly research. Using wikipedia as a tool for scholarly research you may wish to consult any or all of the following for additional help in finding and evaluating sources: wikipedia assignments the seven steps of the research process a resource designed to answer questions about evaluating sources.