Where To Get Information For A School Essay

In the recent past, writers were restricted to people they could talk to or books they could physically access when researching an essay. Luckily for you, access to information is at an all time high. With so many options to choose from the following can provide you with a good place to start.

  1. Books
  2. They can be boring, lengthy or unavailable, but books can still be a useful source of information. If paper books do not appeal to you electronic versions are often available for a small fee or even in most libraries for free. With the many self-publishing options available, be sure that the book you choose to reference was written by someone credible.

  3. Websites
  4. The issue of credibility is even more important when it comes to websites. Wikipedia, for instance is often considered disparaged in academic circles. It definitely should not be quoted, however it can send you on the right track to a more reputable site if you follow the links at the bottom of an article related to your essay. Established websites that are widely considered reputable may be used with greater ease.

  5. Scientific Journals, Research Papers
  6. This is an excellent source of information and you should feel free to use them in your research. There are studies about all sorts of different things from smelly feet to dung beetle behaviour. If your essay is a little more conventional there are undoubtedly research papers that you can use too.

  7. Actual People
  8. Whether you meet them in purpose or just speak to them online there are experts who know exactly what you are trying to find out. It may not always be easy to contact them but it could not hurt to try. They can give you first hand accounts of events you have only read about which can make your essay stand out and can even clarify commonly held misconceptions that other people in your class may have been harboring without knowing.

  9. Experiment
  10. You can source the information you need with the tools at your own disposal sometimes just by setting up an experiment and recording the results. When you refer to your findings you will enjoy the additional benefit of being the one person in the world who is most informed about the conditions under which the experiment took place.

These methods can easily help you put together an essay that shows good research.

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