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BA1001: Time, Truth, and the Human Condition Guide: Research Sources

A guide to library and learning resources

Assessment task 2: Types of information sources

  • one (1) peer-reviewed academic book or book chapter
  • one (1) peer-reviewed journal article
  • two (2) digital sources:
    • one (1) quality website or webpage (i.e. Government, institutional or education website)
    • one (1) quality visual or aural source or record (i.e. YouTube documentary or podcast).

Book reviews, encyclopedia or Wikipedia entries (either in print or online formats) are NOT to be included.

You will be able to use your Research Sources for your poster assignment, so choose carefully.

Tutorial activity

These worksheets will help you get started finding information sources for your Research Sources. Off-campus students may find them especially useful.

Assessment task 2: Research source requirements

Topic What topic did you pick?
Information source Identify the type of source (i.e. book, book chapter, journal article, website, webpage, podcast, or YouTube)
APA citation Provide a complete APA reference of your selected information source 
  • The summary should be brief and highlight the key arguments and ideas contained in the source
  • 75-100 words
  • Provide an evaluation of the reliability and credibility of your source
  • 75-100 words
  • Provide an assessment of the usefulness of the source for your research towards assignment task 3
  • 50 words
  • Hardcopy sources: Include a scanned image of the publication details (either the verso page of the book, verso and contents page for a book chapter, first page and abstract of a journal article). See examples below.
  • Webpage: Include the URL (web address) for this information (NB: screen shots of webpages are not acceptable).
Additional references Include additional references for any sources that you have cited.
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