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ENG 112: Dual Enrollment: College Composition II (Stephens-LO)

This guide has been created by librarians to help you find books, articles, videos, and other types of resources related to this program of study. Direct comments to jcombs@nvcc.edu

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For individual research help, schedule an appointment to meet with a librarian.

Websites

Search Google for your topic keywords. Look for government, education, and/or organization webpages as well as news/magazine publications. Be cautious if using Wikipedia as the content cannot be verified.

Google Web Search

Before using information found on a webpage, consider the following criteria to evaluate its credibility.

  • Who is the author?
  • What are his/her qualifications?
  • Why was the website created?
  • When was it last updated?
  • How reliable is the information?

Learn More About How to Evaluate Websites

Wikipedia and Academic Research

How Wikipedia CAN be useful in the beginning stages of research:

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A basic overview of your topic.

Check mark Important names, vocabulary and keywords related to your topic.
Check mark Table of contents for some entries, helping you to understand how your topic can be organized.
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References and other websites that may be helpful (though you will need to evaluate them to be sure).

 

Why NOT to use Wikipedia for academic research:

X The accuracy and authority of a Wikipedia article cannot be verified.