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Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 technology  research  practice

A Research Tip

  • Research & Writing

Today’s tip: Find a trusted source.

This is a bit of a repeat, but also wisdom from my daughters.
Dominique (15) says: I don’t use Wikipedia first because it can be changed.
Genevieve (16) says: When we do research at school, all the kids bolt for the computers and I go to the encyclopedias because they are cross referenced.

Whether, like Gen, your trusted source is a printed text, or like Niq, your trusted source is your Mom, you should find your trusted source.
There will be more than one. It will be the top of your link list, your first favourite, a widget on your home page, something downloaded to your mobile device or the text that everyone knows is most likely in your office. It might even be speed dial number 1 or your regular Wednesday coffee date.

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