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Research Basics: an open academic research skills course

Lesson 1: The ABCs of scholarly sources

When doing research, it’s important to ensure that the sources you select are credible. In this lesson, you will begin learning how to identify scholarly source material for academic research in school. 

After watching the videos below, you can take the practice quiz for this lesson to test what you've learned. Take the quiz as many times as you need before moving on to the next lesson. You can download the script for the videos to help you study.

Practice Quiz

Watch the introduction to Lesson 1

Watch Part 1: Key indicators - authority and bias

Watch Part 2: Key indicators - content and publisher

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