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History: Using academic sources and evaluating information: 5. Types of resources


In the previous pages we have discussed the importance of evaluating the quality of your information sources and have introduced some of the main evaluation criteria that you can use.

This page highlights that while it is important to evaluate your sources individually, some resources are generally more 'academic'. In academic projects, these are the resources that should usually make up the majority of your secondary evidence.

Types of resources

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For more information on the different types of resources you can use in your assessments, including primary and tertiary materials, visit the 'Sources of Information' page of the 'Search Techniques' LibGuide.

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