Primary Source vs. Secondary Source: How to Tell the Difference

Remember the good ol’ days when research meant Googling your topic and using just about any source that popped up in your search results? Life then was easy. Carefree. As you’ve gotten older, though, life has become more complex. Of course, it’s complicated in more ways than we can discuss here, but I’m referring specifically …

10 Sources on the Advantages and Disadvantages of Technology to Support Your Essay

Most of us think technology is pretty awesome—that is, until you go on a late-night fast food run and the drive-thru voice tells you that the credit card machine is down (and of course you have no cash to pay for your burger and fries). Or maybe technology is great because you can take an …

Evaluating Websites: What You Need to Know to Find Great Sources

Ask any old person (that is, anyone over the age of 40) about what it was like researching and evaluating sources 20+ years ago. They’ll tell you about a strange process of going to the library to read books, take notes, and make copies—all without using a single computer. Another strange anomaly of researching in …