The Changing Nature of Information Locating Materials Research: Evaluating Sources Research: Locating Sources Citing Your Sources Research: Using Databases Research: Techniques and Tools Research : What is it? The Changing Nature of Information


Research: Locating Sources

The previous two sections focused on databases—how to select the correct one and how to search it effectively. Your database search produced a list of hits. These hits are also called "citations," and they represent journal articles, books, book chapters, government documents, and many other types of sources found in paper and electronic format.

How do you locate the actual source the citations represent? Where are they located? Are they in the library, on the Web, or elsewhere? How do you know that the sources you've located are the most useful for your paper or the best resources for you to use?

In this section, we move from finding citations to locating the actual material represented by the citation.

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