College Students & Researching a Paper

March 13, 2012

In a recent study by ebrary, they reported that 85% of college students reported turning to Google as their #1 place to gather information for homework, school projects and class assignments. While this number is surprisingly high to us, the question comes then… how do you cite all of this and validate the quality of the content? Are the websites students using mainly wikipedia, or are they doing more concise searches to find the information need from scholarly journals, credible news outlets, and non-profit organizations?

Check out the stats here as reported by emarketers http://www.emarketer.com/Article.aspx?R=1008894

Do you agree with this? Where else do you go to complete research papers that you need to pass in order to graduate?

Here’s a few research links we really like that might help you when finishing up your term papers:
http://www.scholastic.com/kids/homework/how_to_research.htm
http://library.duke.edu/services/instruction/libraryguide/
http://www.kyvl.org/html/tutorial/research/

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