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EN 112: Research Labs: Lab B
Dig In-Depth

If you need introductory or review research skills, please see the IS 101 guide instead

What can Book Sources do for you?

What can book sources do for you?

  • Deep-dive into a topic for a length of time
  • Gather lots of studies together for you
  • Have a chapter or two that's very useful
  • Have an introduction that gives you background

Digging into In-Depth Sources

Food for Thought:

  • What are some of the barriers to using books in the present day? How can you get used to working through these barriers? Why is it important that you do?

Put it into Practice:

  • Ask yourself whether a gathering of studies or long-form stories and in-depth analysis is what you need for where you are at with your topic. Offer why or why not to the class.

Food for Thought:

  • What kind of credibility would an author need to be relevant to your topic? Share with the class or your neighbor--notice how others have different standards based on their area of interest. Search for a book with matching credibility (you can usually figure out the author's bio by searching them online). Share with the class.

Put it into Practice:

  • Search for a book on your topic. See if you can find one with an author that matches the credibility you decided above (you can usually figure out the author's bio by searching them online). Share with the class.

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