Works that use research, evidence, and logic to advocate for one idea over another. Related to, but not the same as, persuasive essays.
Also known as "Scholarly Articles," "Refereed Articles," or "Academic Articles." These sources are written and reviewed by scholars; this means the information is approved by other experts before publication.
Information written by reporters (AKA journalists) on topics of current interest.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Not all news sources are created equal! Some have hidden (or obvious!) motives or political beliefs. Do some background research into who owns the news organization to learn more about it.
Statistics provide an interpretation and summary of data. For argumentation, you may be particularly interested in statistics about communities, public opinion, or businesses. Data is the raw information.
In this box, please create at least 2 and no more than 5 tabs for different types of sources used by student researchers in this subject.
For each source, please include:
Please see the currently published guides for examples! You can also copy text and images from the Suggested Source Descriptions page.
When you are finished, please delete this tab!