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Getting Started
Identify the Point of View
When writing a paper, it is important to identify what type of perspective your professor expects in order to find the appropriate sources.
Opinion-based
Impartial
An opinion on a particular subject.
Not influenced by personal opinions.
Useful if the information is going to be used for a debate or an argumentative essay.
Useful if you are expected to give an impartial explanation of a subject.
Examples of sources: newspaper editorials, Internet sites, popular magazines, books.
Examples of sources: scholarly journals, newspaper articles, US governmental information, authoritative websites, books.
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