Researching Resources for Essays

Research resources can be, but not limited to, the Internet, books, maps, newspapers, magazines, and interviews with experts in the field.

When using the Internet for research, you need to make sure you are using a reliable web site. Be aware of the dates of publication for books, newspapers, and magazines so that any information you get from them is up-to-date.

Newspapers can serve as a good place to read about others’ opinions in the editorial section. You can also find useful information in their archives, or back issues. Larger newspapers keep their past issues online.

Maps show locations, directions, and capital cities.

Books, whether in print or online, can give you more in-depth information since they can go into detail.

Interviews with experts or the important people involved in an event, can prove to be a very useful tool when writing.

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