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Introduction to Research

Information Smog

The skyline disappears in the smog of Shanghai, China

The amount of information available to you is massive and continues to grow exponentially. 

Just as Shanghai residents struggle to see their city clearly through the smog, this massive amount of information can make it difficult to identify good sources for your research.

With this tutorial, you will learn important research strategies that will make it easier for you to find, evaluate, and select appropriate sources while gaining a better understanding of the kind of information you need to support your research assignments, whether a speech, a paper, a presentation, or a debate. 

(Image: China Smog by erhard.renz on Flickr. CC-BY 2.0)