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Distance Learners: Credible Sources

This guide outlines library services and resources for distance learners at the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library

Why Use the Library's Resources?

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Using Crediable Information for Your Research

You can find valid, accurate, and credible sources for a variety of topics in the resources we've listed here.

Remember that your research and presentations will be viewed by instructors and peers who are expecting to see academic resources, and not just information you found using Google which are questionable and often times may lack credibility or factual correctness.

Follow the instructions below:

1) Find Books

Use this page to find print and eBooks resources on your topic. 

2) Find Articles

This is where you'll find articles of information for your topic. There are multiple databases you can use, and you should them as they cover varied aspects of your topic. You'll also be able to find information about your profession, art, culture, and gender.

3) Find Reference/Background Information

Use these resources to find general information in databases like Credo Reference or Gale Virtual Reference. 

4) Find Images

If you need to have images for your presentation, there are very good resources to help you find ones that visually represent your topic.

5) Schedule an Appointment

Here's where you can schedule your group to meet with a Research Consultant at the Library.

 

Don't leave your research until the last minute. Use the Assignment Scheduler to organize and plan your research assignment.

Plan and Stay on Task

 

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