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Finding information for a research paper isn’t fundamentally different from finding information to answer everyday questions. The degree of research required and the types of sources used are what change.
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However, not all research projects require the same level of critical evaluation. If your information question is, “How many yelp stars does the local taco bar get?”, you will likely only have to look in one place to find that information. While Yelp might be the most appropriate source to answer that question, it’s authority will change depending on what the information need is.
If you’re information request is, “Why do people choose not to get vaccines?” there’s not one answer to that question and you’ll need to look in a variety of places.
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In a university environment, questions that have obvious answers generally aren’t that interesting to answer.
Information Finding in a University Enviornment
Information Finding in a