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Using Sources: Evaluating and Citing Sources: Home

This guide shows students what to do now that they have found information. The main purposes of this guide is to explain how to determine if an item meets their needs and how to incorporate the information into their assignment.

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“It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view." -George Eliot, her novel Middlemarch

Incorporating research into your paper means more than adding a quotation here and there. Gather information from different sources and think about how you can put this information into a dialogue with your ideas. You have a claim, or argument, and you are crafting a conversation between different sources because of your claim. One article might support your claim, and another might only partially support your claim. Therefore, it is important to read your resarch thoroughly and understand it before incorporating it into your paper.