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Research Quickstart

Guidelines for Recognizing a Quality Source

When reviewing a source keep a few basic questions in mind:


1.  Who is the author(s) and what is their authority to speak to this matter?

2.  How recent in this information and does it rely on recently published sources?

3.  Does this information support my logical argument in an unbiased, authoritative way?

4.  Is this site's purpose profit-driven (.com) or other (.edu, .org, .or .gov)? 

Learning by Study and Also by Faith

We are invited to learn both by study and by faith (D&C 88:118).

Here's an example of a student writing his literature review who found that his diligent efforts were rewarded by help from the Spirit.

This talk gives sound advice about how to use discernment to sort facts from assumptions when doing research

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