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Health Education - Stevens HE110

Credibility is Crucial!

As you begin to answer your research questions, you need to be sure that you are using the best possible sources of information. You will likely find a variety of sources during your research: books, articles, Web documents, interviews, DVDs, and more.  For each and every source you use you want to make sure it passed the CRAAP test: 
 

CRAAP Test criteria

Using Databases & Google to Find Credible Sources

Why Use Databases:

The MJC Library subscribes to many databases filled with authoritative articles, book chapters, research reports, statistics, videos, and more from thousands of respected publications. You can search these databases either by topic or for a specific article.

Using the Library's article databases ensures that you're using sources your instructors expect you to use, and you won't have to cull through millions of unrelated Web pages that will waste your time and energy. 


Find Articles:

The MJC Library subscribes to many databases filled with authoritative articles, book chapters, research reports, statistics, and more from thousands of respected publications. 

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8 Steps to Writing a Research Paper

Take a look at the graphic below to see the 8 Steps to Writing a Research Paper. Just follow these steps to have a successful and painless research experience:

  • Understand your assignment
  • Choose a meaningful topic
  • Assess available sources
  • Do some background reading
  • Create research questions
  • Gather your sources
  • Read, reflect, write, revise, and
  • Utilize the L & LC

eight steps to writing a research paper