Friday, September 11, 2009

Booth-- Chapters 5 & 6

List 5 tips that the writers gave you for locating sources and engaging sources that you found helpful and that you didn't know about before. Explain for each why you find that particular tip helpful.

Next, skim the following two sources:'s%20Rights-Discourse%20in%20the%20War%20on%20Terror.pdf

For each source, in about 100 words, evaluate the sources using pages 76-79.


  1. The second source is not working-- I'll post the second source on Moodle.

  2. I found these tips helpful:

    1) The tip about formulating and asking the good questions. How you can only get good answers from good questions. I think this is useful cuz it makes perfect sense. If you prepare with what you want to know people will be able to help you better and more efficiently.

    2) The information about internet sources and how to record them. I find this useful because i am going to be doing a lot of research on the internet and it is nice to know how to correctly record information separate the good from the bad.

    3) The tip on paraphrasing, quoting and summarizing i found really helpful. To be honest i never really knew the difference between paraphrasing and summarizing so that is nice. and on top of that the clarification on when to use what is awesome.

    4) How to use sources and things people said to help and to strengthen your topic and proposal. I think it is interesting how they suggest using information that contradicts your own to build your argument and make it better. That is something i previously would have been scared of.

    5) tips about the uses of secondary sources. They are saying that the secondary sources are pretty important in keeping up with what other people are saying and doing, i would have just focused on primary data and that is about all. So i will definitely keep my eyes open for what others are saying.

    Skimming of the sources...

    1) The first source is disappointing and doesn't lead me to trust it. There aren't good references or other sources. They make a lot of claims and throw out lots of statistics but "IRIN" doesn't back them up like they should.. Maybe they led to some other site or something more defined but as a researcher i don't have tons of time to spend on one site so they didn't get me. It was some random article with no plainly visible bibliography. The site looked legitimate but the article was just on the site and thats all it did for me. The article wasn't published by a reputable source who knows if it is current and they aren't very objective with what they are saying so it leads me to believe it was mostly opinions.

    2) This article can probably be trusted. Within seconds i see names of authors and tons of sources all cited very nicely and orderly. This makes me think, even if it isn't, that it would be very reliable. I could only know for certain if i were to go through all their sources and come to conclusions for myself. So i think this source is excellent and would definitely work well in a research paper.

  3. 1. The first tip that I found helpful was probably the easiest and original way to find a source, using an encyclopedia. I don’t think that I’ve used an encyclopedia for information since middle school. Getting to attached to technology pushed me away from the encyclopedia, but it is definitely a good idea to go back and flip through it for some information.
    2. Secondly, the tips for how to evaluate the online sources for relevance and reliability were helpful. This is important to me because when I search the Internet, sometimes I pick information that may not be reliable enough for a research paper. So, making sure the source is not biased, and that the site is sponsored by a reputable organization, will be very helpful.
    3. Another very helpful tip is following bibliographical trails. This is important, because when I find one source, I can check its bibliography, and try and find information for my topic from those sources. This will help me build more sources and get different perspectives on my topic.
    4. The next tip that I found helpful is doing all the bibliographic information before you even start reading the information. They made a good point when saying that this was a good habit to get into, and I really agree because I know sometimes I write down the info expected to come back to the bibliography later, but then I have trouble remembering where it all came from.
    5. Lastly, I think making note cards from a particular source will be very helpful. They made a good point in saying that all the careful reading and researching will be lost if you cant later recall the important information from your notes later.
    1. The first source was not that bad, but there are a few things that at would lead me to be suspicious about it. First of all, the author did not have any credentials that would make me think that he was a reputable author. Also, the webpage did not seem to be sponsored by an important organization. And, although the page was updated recently, there is not a very good bibliography, besides the single IRIN source.
    2. The second source seems very reliable and trustworthy. The article seems to be from another journal, “Iranian Studies,” so if I was unsure of the article, I can look up the journal for better information about it. Also, there are footnotes at the bottom of every page that I can use as bibliographical trails, and there is a copyright to Iranian Studies, the property of Routledge, which also makes me think it is a safe aticle to read.
    Ben Dussouy

  4. Here are a few of the tips I thought were very helpful:

    1. First and foremost, knowing how to use the three types of sources and how to distinguish them. I know this is probably elementary for researchers, but it's new to me. It's not really a "tip," necessarily, but it does provide me with important information as I begin to research.

    2. Like Ben, I also like the tip they give of following bibliographic trails. This seems obvious, but I have never thought of it before. It's definitely a good way to find new sources.

    3. I think one of the most helpful tips I read was actually using people as primary sources. I think this could help tremendously for my research problem, and I didn't think it was "okay" to do this. But I like the way they say to use them for information, and it's definitely something new.

    4. The tip of recording bibliographic data is also very helpful/important. Before, I have read sources and not recorded the complete list of information I need. Having to go back and re-find all of that information is a hassle. And although this idea also seems obvious, it was a helpful reminder for me to do this.

    5. Finally, I like the advice they give on how to record research. They give examples of how to take notes, how to paraphrase, and how to get the right context of the research. This will be useful in every area of my research, because that's how I will get all the information.

    1. At first glance from an untrained eye, this website looks sketchy to me. Noticing that it is a .com already makes me wonder, but reading the other information leads me to not trust it. There is also much advertisement on this website that is completely irrelevant to the subject. It doesn't seem to have been written by a reputable scholar, or even sponsored by one. While it is pretty up-to-date and does provide many links to related information, this exact article doesn't mention much about the author at all. I would not use this source.

    2. This source looks very much ok to use as a source in a research paper. It looks like it is published by a reputable group, and it's copyright and author seem legitimate. This source includes a lot of bibliographic data. It's copyright is in 2007, so that's not too out of date to use. I think this source is definitely useable for a research paper, as long as it is relevant.

    - Rebecca Griggs

  5. Tips:
    1. The first tip I found extremely useful is how to evaluate sources for relevance and reliability. They give an almost step-by-step approach to check the sources you find. This would be particularly helpful for online sources.

    2. The tip about bibliographic trails is new to me. I never thought of using the sources of my sources to find more information related to my topic. Doing this would help make my argument more solid.

    3. I never had a topic where using someone as a source would work. I found the information on this method very helpful. Booth makes a valid point on using this as a primary source.

    4. The tip on recording the information is very helpful. I always seem to record too much info by quoting most of the articles. The methods proposed of quoting and summarizing using note cards or similar practices.

    5. Lastly, this isn’t quite a tip, but I found it really helpful. Booth goes into great detail to discuss secondary sources. I never realized how important they were. The book describes how secondary sources can be used to find problems. I usually in the past just focus on primary sources.

    1. I would be somewhat skeptical at using this as a source. No information was given about the author to show how reputable they are. The site itself gave many other links to more information, but it wasn’t sponsored by any noted organization. There was no bibliography or list of sources besides the one source, reliability still unsure, for the small box of facts at the end of the article.

    2. Just at first glance, I felt better about this source. I was more comfortable seeing that the information came from a published source rather than an article on a website. On several accounts, the article lists notes and sources used which would give me a great bibliographic trail to follow to aid my research. Finally the article is copyrighted and belongs to a larger, reputable group that I could look into for more information.

    -Shawn Mitchel

  6. 1. I’ve never really thought of using a person as a primary resource. I’ve done interviews before, but only because the assignment was to interview someone about something I wasn’t too interested in. Asking an expert in the field of study may give some helpful insight on the topic.
    2. The tip about skimming bibliographies and using those resources is a really good idea. I have always just skipped over those pages when reading books and researching. They could actually lead to more information on your research topic, especially if it’s a good reliable book.
    3. I also really liked how they gave steps about deciding if the source is dependable. I hate to say I’ve never took the time to follow these steps; I’ve always been taught to not use “.com” websites or wikipedia as far as online resources go. I haven’t had to use many book sources, but following the given steps will help sort out reliable research from not so reliable.
    4. The part about taking notes and writing note cards to be very helpful. This will help keep work organized and you wont lose track of useful research. This tip is also helpful in practicing paraphrasing and writing in your own words.
    5. The whole agree and disagreement described in chapter 6 can be extremely helpful because disagreeing with sources you find leads to more research to find out why and how they don’t go with what your looking for. I think this would make the research you’re doing more valid. I never thought that finding inaccurate research could actually be beneficial.
    1. My first thought was sketchy, mainly because of the “.com” and weird advertisement at the top and around the page. I skimmed over the article, it seems to be pretty factual, but there really aren’t any sources other than the “IRIN” link that doesn’t bring you to a bibliography or any type of works cited page. Really the only good thing about this is that it’s a current article. I clicked on the “contact us” to see if it was a group or organization, but it only took me to an email address and P.O. box address.
    2. This source right away looks way more legitimate. It sites other sources through out the article and it has a copyright by an organization. It also has an abstract and an introduction at the beginning to skim for you to skim and see if you could use the article for your own research. Also, the article is pretty current, so this one would probably be helpful if researching this topic.

    Erin King

  7. 1. I liked the tips on how to decide if a source is reliable. I have a tendency to believe internet sources even like Wikipedia. That’s a bad habit I have to stop.
    2. I never thought about using the library’s online websites. I usually don’t think of putting together online research and libraries. I will definitely use the Library of Congress’s website.
    3. Writing notes while you read is important. I tend to underline things and then have to read everything a second time to remember what I underlined. Writing notes the first time saves you time.
    4. Using the bibliography to find new sources makes the research a lot easier. Then you can find sources that relate directly to your topic.
    5. The difference between summarizing and paraphrasing helped me a lot.
    1. I’m really bad at this but, I’ve had people tell me before that .com sources aren’t reliable. Plus it doesn’t have a visible bibliography and doesn’t back up it’s claims very well. I feel better about sources that are backed up by an organization I’ve heard of before, like I would feel better by getting medical information straight from the CDC website. The site gave lots of links to other sites, but I don’t have time to look through all of those for a good one. Overall, I wouldn’t use this site.
    2. This site looks like it can be trusted. It has its sources and author easily displayed. It’s copyrighted to 2007 so that is still current enough to use. Its backed up by a bigger responsible source, so I feel that I can trust it. I think this website is a good choice to use for a research project.

  8. 1. The first tip that i felt was useful was the one about recording online sources. I found this helpful because it makes you check to see if the source is reliable or not. It also helps you find the source again if you forget where it is.
    2. The second tip that i found useful was taking notes on notecards. This will help keep me organized with all the information on one card. And i can make quick little notes on a small notecard.
    3. The third tip i found useful was the one about the bibliography trails. I have never thought about using these before. I always see them at the bottom of wikipedia pages, but it has never occured to me to actually try clicking on one and seeing what I find.
    4. The fourth helpful tip was how they explained all the different types of research. It really helps to figure out what kind of research you should be looking for and what to use it on.
    5. The fifth tip i found helpful was the one on how you should engage your sources. This definately helps because it makes you question your sources and makes you figure out if it is a reliable source or not.

    1. The article is pretty factual when you read it. However, it only lists "IRIN" as its source. The source does not seem very reliable because there is no information given about the author or who he is writing for. There doesnt seem to be any credible backers of the article either. The advertisements also make the source look less academic and less reliable.
    2. This source looks 100x more reliable than the first one. It appears to be a printed document. And at the bottom of each page the writer has included notes which make the source a lot more reliable. The writer acknowledges certain organizations at the end of the article which adds to the credibility. Also the article is copywrited which makes it even more legit. This article would be very helpful as a source.

    -Jordan Crawford

  9. 1. I felt that using people as primary sources was just not done. However, after reading what booth had to say I felt that it would be extremely beneficial, especially for my topic, to get information from someone who is actually studying about my topic in the same field as me.

    2. I found the tip about evaluating sources for relevance and reliability to be extremely useful. It practically tells you what to do, and the methods seem like they would help you to get the best sources with the maximum amount of relevant information.

    3. The tip on how to engage sources actively is another interesting one. It tells you ways to analyze and question your sources to get a lot of information on each source. This allows you to get other sides and opinions from the information that you get out of your sources.

    4. Using secondary sources to plan your argument is something I have never done before. I usually just come up with my argument and go with it from there to find information. It pretty much shows you how to model, define, and support your argument.

    5. Lastly, even though it seems like common sense, I guess I haven't really looked past common sources for information. Usually I just get a main source like a magazine or online source and go from there. After reading this tip I'm going to make sure that I try to dig deeper and find better examples.

    1. I don't think that I would ever use this as a source. It had links to more information, but there is no way of knowing if it is legitimate information. Also there are links to adds which makes it seem like anybody could have typed up all the things listed out on the website, which leads me to believe that most of the information provided could have very well been opinionated. Although it has been updated semi recently, it still just doesn't seem to provide the proper requirements to be a good choice for me to use as a source.

    2. This source is definitely more likely to be used as a legitimate source than the first one. It shows the bibliography at the bottom of each page. The article is copyrighted which besides making it look like a legitimate source it allows you to further check the copyright holder and see if the information is what you should be using. It has an introduction and is divided into multiple sections which also makes it seem to be pretty reliable. Overall I think this would be an excellent choice for a source on a research paper.

  10. 1)The first tip I found helpful was the one about asking a librarian. A lot of times I have a hard time figuring out what exactly I want to find on a topic and where to look for. I forgot they have people who specialize in doing this.
    2)Another tip that was very helpful was to look at the cited sources on the bottom of the page at the end of the article and to research them. This is good because it is obviously going to have information you're looking for seeing it has been cited by an article you're using.
    3)I liked the tip about formulating good questions for an interview. If you go into an interview unprepared you might not be able to remember certain questions that you wanted answer. Also, this will make it easier for the interviewee and interviewer.
    4)A real good tip is using direct quotes from a source, book, etc. When the reader is going through your paper he/she can see that you do have sources backing up your paper.
    5)I liked the tip on secondary sources about reading it deliberately and trying to find something you disagree with. This will make for a good controversial research paper.

    1) I thought the first source was just okay, not great. We were not told anything about the author so how do we know if the author is good or not. Also, it is a very short article and it only has one source, IRIN, to look at. However, the article was updated recently, so that tells me I'm not getting old information. I liked how it had related articles on the side of the page to look at.

    2)This source seems very credible. First it gives you an abstract and introduction to let you know right off the bat if you can use it. It is long and comes from a published journal. Also throughout the reading it has sources cited and footnotes about the information and authors in the text. The information is farely recent, so it is definitely a source I would use.

    -Nicholas Roger

  11. Helpful tips:

    1. First of all, the three different types of sources. I didn't even know what they were, let alone what they meant.
    2. Internet sources. They say to make sure the reader knows that any Internet source you use is reliable. Make sure that the source is credible.
    3. Evaluating a source for reliablility is a good tip. All the material on pg.76-79 is very useful.
    4. A useful tip they talk about is to completely record the source you're using even before you finish reading the first page. This helps you go back and recall important things you've found.
    5. Looking for creative ways to disagree with different sources is also useful. All the examples on pg.90-91 have never occured to me. I found it was a good tip.

    1. I am a little suspicious of this source. I am always that way with these .com sources. The source that the Internet page says it uses is this "IRIN", which is just an informational thing. Who knows where they get their material from. The page also says nothing about the author, so who knows if he/she is credible. I don't think this is a great source, but some it seems like some research has to be done to just see if the source is credible.

    2. I think the second source looks pretty good. I'm not gonna lie, I didn't come close to reading it all, but I did skim it. It definately establishes the author's credibility. From the very beginning, the article let's you know that it's credible. It's well organized and makes it easy to use it as a source.

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    - Andrew "A.J." Hubert

  13. 1. One tip that I found interesting was the difference between paraphrasing and summarizing and how that will help to keep all of the sources straight and to help decide which ones to use.
    2. The tip about how to evaluate if a source is credible or not and the list they gave will help to decide, because I have always been terrible about deciding if a source is good or not.
    3. Another one that I found useful was taking notes on notecards about sources so it would be easier to keep straight and will help with the paraphrased ones.
    4. Also, using a bibliography will help to find sources that are credible and will help to find more sources that I had not come upon.
    5. Using a person as a source could be very helpful with a topic like mine because it is something that someone could feel very strongly for or against and it could add an interesting point of view to my topic

    1. The first source seems kinda off. It didn't have a visible bibliography and was written by some random person that there is no way to prove if that person was just citing random facts that they pulled from no where. There was one source, but it was only a source for the quick facts and didn't say if it was for the entire article. Albeit the article was interesting but there is no way to prove the factualness of the article.
    2. This second article seems much more credible and lists numerous offers and sources, and was published in a journal and was possible to find a clear bibliography for it. It was very well written, and seemed very reliable. I would feel very comfortable using this article in a paper if I would ever write a paper about this topic.
    -Erik Ross

  14. These are several tips I found to be helpful:

    1. The first is knowing how to use three kinds of sources. In order to perform proper research, one must know how to properly use the information gathered from particular sources. Instinct has always told me to just start researching. I have always headed straight for the computer and started right away. This leads me to my next tip I found very important.

    2. Planning your search. I found that talking to librarians is a great start. They know what resources are available for you and can give great advice first hand. It suggests to plan your questions accordingly so that you are not wasting any time with the librarian. I love how the book says "If you don't know, ask". It's that simple.

    3. I found that following bibliographical trails is a great tip. If a source you find does not have good back up sources, then don;t use. If it does, then use those to your advantage to find more information to support your research paper.

    4. I also like the concept of planning out your arguments and facts on note cards. It is a great way to have your information mobile so that you may move your ideas around visually. I know personally I respond better to visual stimuli rather than having all of my information listed out on several pieces of paper. It allows for the writer to shift facts and ideas around on their floor or table , which I find to be easier and more efficient.

    5. Lastly, I think knowing when to quote, paraphrase, and summarize is an important. I certainly do not. In order to properly state the facts, one must know how to correctly perform these actions.


    1. As many of my classmates stated, the first source seems very sketchy. It does not give creditable information to evaluate if the source is reliable or not. There is no information about the author either. The information is very short and has only one source. The only thing I personally like about the source were the articles on the side of the page for you to reference as well.

    2. The second source is much more reliable. It gives you bibliographies for all of the information and has a copyright and belongs to a larger group that seems creditable. It also was published in 2007, so it is current enough to use for your own research paper.

  15. 1) Using bibliographies as a way to find new other sources seems pretty obvious, but I didn't ever think of doing that before. I always thought they were included just to establish credibility

    2) Asking for first hand reports didn't occur to me but thinking now, that may be the most dependable type of research for my topic

    3) Knowing which of the three types of sources my sources are will be beneficial especially since I suspect that my sources will be very opinionated on the subject matter.

    4) Using the library's website never occurred to me. I always assume that if I'll be in the library, it will be for books, not web sources.

    5) Reading important sources twice is great advice. I know that I've often skimmed and re-skimmed through sources looking just for remarks and information I deemed relevant but to read and re-read them would keep the information locked in my head.

    1) The site looks a little less than legitimate in my eyes. ".com" and ads everywhere makes me think that this is a more of a blogger than anything. Makes a reference to a United Nations humanitarian site but as a vague reference. I would feel less comfortable with this reference and would more than likely use the UN's site itself rather than this one.

    2) Looks like a solid source. Lots of bibliographical information with names of authors and lots of citations. Being published by a reputable group just adds to this source's credibility.

  16. TIPS

    1. I really liked the tips they gave about using people as primary sources. I plan on using multiple interviews to help my research process, so I found these tips enlightening.

    2. The tips for evaluating the relevance and reliability of your sources. I think this one's important because our entire paper will be based on how reliable our sources are. If we have indecent sources, our research papers will not meet their potential.

    3. I think another good tip they give is to look at the bottom of every source to see where that author got his or her information.. This will lead to further and further helpful research.

    4. The advice they give to beware of secondary and tertiiary sources on the Internet also is helpful. I already knew not to trust everything I read, but they give me reasons not to and how to find other, more reliable sources.

    5. The tips they give on how to find good sources in the library and use the librarians to help you are also really helpful, especially since I know that I'll have to use the library a lot.


    1. It doesn't seem like this source is very reliable. It's only got one source listed as where the author recieved his information. The article itself seems like it would be helpful in researching this topic, but theres not really any way of knowing whether or not it's actually factual.

    2. This source seems like it's much more reliable. It has a lot more information and uses footnotes to cite the many sources the author used to compile his research. You can also tell that the author is a credible source and it makes you feel like the information you're reading is something you can trust and use in the future.


  17. 5 most helpful tips:

    1) Check if a book is peer-reviewed (under checking relevancy and reliability of a source)
    2) Record complete bibliographical data!!! (I bet this is probably the biggest punch in the face when not followed)
    3)Look for creative agreement (most people can disagree with certain ideas, but it can be hard to creatively agree unless conscientiously doing it)
    4) When quoting, paraphrasing, or summarizing know the context (know the meaning of what you cite)
    5) Record the scope and confidence of a claim (the scope may not always extend to the reaches of your research and the confidence of in "fact" may not be as high as you think they are)

    Reference Evaluations:

    1. For starter's this is not a ".edu," ".gov," or even a ".org" website (it is a .com or commercial website). This alone already demotes credibility. The language in the article appears somewhat sensationalist with claims like: "women were treaed worse than in any other time or by any other society" and "doctors and teachers before, were suddenly forced to be beggars and even prostitutes." These claims coupled with the fact that this article has only one source, which has little or no endorsement from the UN, makes this article a scholarly joke. It maybe good for at least trying to recognize possible misconceptions, but not much else.

    2) This article looks a lot better than the previous article. I have seen many chemistry articles, and this one's set up looks very neat. Language seems decent - I'm sure with such a topic the reader should expect some statements that seem less than objective. This article also has a direct endorsement from Routledge. I backgroup checked Routledge to the Taylor and Francis Group, which seems decently legitimate. I was hoping for a work-cited page, but the sources at the bottom sufficed to show that there were multiple sources. However, the website source did not look very legitimate at all on first sight. I wouldn't have used it. The report looks good, but I would want to check to make sure the facts are correct.

  18. 1) Planning your points on notecards. Until recently, I never trusted notecards. I figured, "why write on a card when you can write on a sheet?". But I have since learned that they are actually quite useful if used properly.
    2) Using bibliographies from other papers and articles relating to your research topic is always a great idea. It is how you cull sources from Wikipedia.
    3) I'm not sure exactly how I feel about using people as sources, because they can often be unreliable, but they provide one of the few (the only?) interactive source for your research. If you have a question, you can get them to clarify or elaborate. Not so with a paper.
    4) Taking notes as you read is always a good idea. And is something I need to get better at.
    5) I also liked the explanation of the three types of sources. Always useful information.

    The first website here is, for one, pro-Afghanistan, and so there is bias that must be taken into account. In addition, the website is entirely written and maintained by one person who lives in California, and does not seem to possess any specific credentials, aside from apparently being Afghani. It is a .com website, and could thus be registered by anybody for any reason. He is also selling merchandise through his site, which should probably preclude anything here from being used as a source. As for the article itself, it does seem to possess a sensationalist tone -- "Women who were doctors and teachers before, suddenly were forced to be beggars and even prostitutes in order to feed their families." It only cites one source, from which it draw a fact table. It doesn't cite any specific source, only that the facts it displays are from IRIN, a news service for the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, which may well have its own biases. The facts in the article don't obviously come from one source, so it can only be assumed that it was all information culled from various IRIN articles, none of which can be found easily for verification.

    The second paper is definitely written more like a paper and less like a page on a human right pamphlet. It cites ten sources, eight of which are Internet sources (from three different sites), of which none are still accessible ( [dubious name?] has since expired, the Guardian link 404's, and the National Post articles cannot seem to be located -- of course, a trip to might rectify the first two), which would be enough to make me not trust this paper as a source. Though the site this PDF was found on is some random person's personal homepage, the article itself is most certainly from the International Journal of Feminist Politics, which might still indicate some bias. The paper was written by a political science professor at York University, which does lend it a little more credence, though the author makes her politics clear, and her excessive use of scare quotes is a little bothersome. Though some of the article might be okay to cite, the fact that it is a tertiary source, written with a likely bias, and cites difficult-to-verify sources would make me skeptical of using this at all.

    -- Brandon Ross (P.S., it appears, after reading other peoples' responses to the second source, I evaluated the wrong article. I copied the link from this blog post, which allowed me to view the original article "The Strategic Co-optation of Women's Rights", though I did not realize that the article posted to Moodle was a different one. I'm going to assume that this is alright, as the point of the exercise was to be able to evaluate sources in general, not to evaluate a specific source. But if not, well... I suppose that is life.)

  19. Tips

    1. I agree that writing the bibliographic information before actually the recording research is very helpful. I normally attend to write the information after I see if I want to use the research, but it is a good habit to get into to always write down the infomation anyway.
    2. I also liked how they explained how to properly record your research. I am always afraid that I may be accidentally plagiarizing without even meaning too.
    3. I liked how they described what a reliable resource is. I find that sometimes it is difficult to tell which sources are factual or paraphrase from another source.
    4. I would like to possibly do a survey of college women and the information Booth provide about using a first hand experience helped me to learn how to use a person’s experience.
    5. I have always been intimidated by libraries; however, Booth’s tip to use the library and librarians seems very helpful for this type of research.


    When I first looked at the site I noticed that it was a .com website, which are not always the most creditable sources. Also, there was no information about the author and it only had one source listed. Although the article contained some good facts and information, it would be too risky to use.

    This article some much more reliable. It listed several sources and it was published in a journal. Also, looking at the bibliographic information it seems much more credible because the article is much more recent. Overall, I would feel comfortable using the source in my research paper.

  20. 1. The tips on taking full notes will come in handy. I know sometimes in the past when I have done a research paper, I have found this great source but I forget to write down all of the details for my bibliography. So, I have to go back and redo a lot of my searching which takes up more time.

    2. I thought the information in general about the three different types of research was interesting. I have never thought that there was a difference in primary, secondary, or teriary sources or how they are all used in different ways.

    3. I think the tips on using the library and librarians were a helpful reminder. I know that many of us automatically run to the internet when doing a research report, but it's good to remember to use the library as well.

    4. The tip on evaluating if your website is reliable is so important. I know in the past I haven't taken the time to do a little research on the information presented or on the author of the website. I also never thought about looking to see if there were any reviews of the site.

    5. I've also never thought about the difference in paraphrasing, quoting, or summarize or that there's actually a specific time when to use one or the other. In the past I have just randomly chosen one without much thought, but after reading Booth I'll know when to use the right one.

    The first article seems like a mini research paper to me, so I would think that there would be more of a bibliography to it or more sources listed. The author seems like a student herself and there was no information on her. I would be skeptical to use this information even though it seem legitimate since the only source is "IRIN."

    My wonderful internet is not letting me access paws for some reason so I can't get to the second source.

    -Katie Clark