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Information Literacy: Getting started

What you need to know to do research at the college level.

1. Deciphering research assignments (View three tutorials on this tab.)

Your first step toward an "A" grade on a research assignment is to understand the assignment. These tutorials address issues such as assignment time line, types of sources required, and style and format of the final assignment. 

2. Popular and scholarly sources

Many research assignments require you to find and cite from scholarly sources, usually a specific number of scholarly sources, so you need to understand the difference between popular and scholarly sources. 

3. Primary and secondary sources

Some assignments refer to primary and secondary types of sources, so you need to understand what these terms mean and meanings vary some depending on the course. 

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