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Research Basics

This guide provides general information to support your research at VCU.

Types of Sources

So many different types of sources, so many assignments, so little time. Your professor may ask for a certain number of popular, substantive, and academic/scholarly sources. Or the assignment may require at least one primary source and a variety of secondary and tertiary sources. You heard about them in class; but, now that you have to find them on your own--relating to your research question--you don't feel confident you can tell the difference. Use the links on this page to quickly get the help you need.

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