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For Students: Evaluate

Help and guidance for all stages of the research process, including selecting a topic, finding materials, and using sources in your writing. Replaces the previous Services for Students page.

Evaluating Info Sources

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Evaluating Information with the 5Ws

Using Sources Effectively (BEAM Method)

You've chosen a topic, learned more about it, evaluated your sources for quality and relevance, and now it's time to integrate them into your paper. How do each of your sources fit into the structure of your paper? What could you DO with these sources in your paper? How could you use them to support one or more of the elements below? 

BEAM source use

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What could a writer do with this source? by Kristin M. Woodward/Kate L. Ganski is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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