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Finding Quality Sources

       

Consider Your Information Need:

Consider the Information Source:

Consider where to look:

I need an information source that can provide me with current information about my research topic:

Magazines and Newspapers

Subject Guide on News Resources through OU Libraries' website.

I need an information source that can provide me with current events, trends and best practices in a professional field.

Professional Trade Journals

 

Industry and Company websites

Access trade information through OU Libraries' subject-specific databases, especially in areas such as business, education, and the health sciences.

I need a research article that is written by scholars who are experts in their field of study.   

Academic Journals:

  • What is Scholarly?

  • What is Peer-Review?

Access academic journals from OU Libraries.

I need information sources that will give me an introduction / background on my research topic.

Reference sources:

  • Encyclopedias

  • Handbooks

  • Dictionaries

  • Maps

  • Almanacs

Access reference sources from OU Libraries.

I need to use multimedia sources for my research.

  • Photographs

  • Paintings

  • Music

  • Film / Video

Access multimedia sources through using the "Content Type" facet in Library OneSearch.

 

Also, use the academic databases with images, audio, or video to find multimedia content through OU Libraries.

 

   

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