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ENG 1140 - Intensive Academic Writing and Reading: 3. Credible Sources

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Why is it important to use a variety of sources?

When you consult different kinds of sources, you discover the whole conversation about a topic.  With news and magazine articles, for example, you get a journalist's perspective including the facts of who, what, where, when, why and how.  But a book about a topic might be written by an expert and includes some history and analysis of a topic. 

Using good sources also lends credibility to your paper.

Using a Variety of Sources

Research typically involves using a variety of sources.  Your sources might include a combination of the following:

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