Is your information credible ?
A good research assignment starts with S.T.A.R. quality information.
Evaluate the quality of the information sources you find using the S.T.A.R. criteria.
Anyone, anywhere in the world can edit Wikipedia. This is what makes it great. This is also why your instructor may not want you to use it as a source.
You are writing a research paper on gun control in the United States.
Using the STAR test, answer whether each of the following sources would be useful for your assignment. Why?
"Gun Control, Legislation" in the Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence from Gale Virtual Reference Library database
"Keep Off the Grass!: An Alternative Approach to the Gun Control Debate" from Academic Search Complete database
"Gun Laws" from the NRA-ILA website
"Gun Laws in the United States by State" from Wikipedia
(Please note: Off-campus NorQuest students will need to log-in to access the first two links.)