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HIST 102 - Van Valkenburg (History of the United States Since 1865)

This guide will help you plan and complete your research paper for Ms. Van Valkenburg's class.

Choose the Right Source

By choosing the right source for your assignment you ensure that you are searching in the right place for relevant, reliable information that meets your instructor's expectations and fulfills your assignment requirements.

Some thoughts to consider are:

  • Does the source meet the requirements of my assignment?
  • Is the source appropriate for college-level work?
  • Is the author an expert?
  • Is the source relevant to my research focus?
  • Does the source give me enough information to help me understand my topic better?