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Making an A on your Research Paper: Finding Good Sources..

Finding Scholarly Sources

Now that you know what a Scholarly Source is and why it is so important you need to know how to look for it. Google and the Web have lots of very good information, however, finding it can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. Instead, you should use HCC’s Library Databases! They are free, easy and dare I say fun! However, even these awesome resources have their limitations. 

Keep in mind that you should avoid popular Newspapers and Magazine articles. These two popular resources do not go through a review process and therefore are not fully reliable.  When in doubt, check to see if your article has its own Reference or Work-Cited page. If you do not see this AVOID AT ALL COSTS! 


Using the Library Databases

While the HCC library has many good resources, if you want to do well on your paper I highly recommend that you use the databases listed in the four boxes below. 

Remeber: All scholarly sources have their own Work Cited or Reference pages. If you do not see a Work Cited or Reference Page AVOID AT ALL COST!