Using carefully chosen, high-quality sources leads to a good research paper. These sources make the difference between a mediocre grade and a high grade.
The best way to start teaching students about primary data sources is to make the process of data collection fun and entertaining.
By Dr. Oliver Hedgepeth
Program Director, GovernmentÂ Contracts and Acquisition at American Public University
Few students enjoy the prospect of writing a research paper and the stress starts early on in the process: defining a good topic. Most often, the topic or problem initially chosen is too wide, too deep, and/or too unstructured. I call it problem inflation. I have found that I can help students tackle this problem by starting with some general discussions within the class.
By Molly Fischer
Online Librarian and Editor, American Public University
Government information is a fantastic resource for students to utilize when researching and crafting academic papers. So how do you find government information? It is available in many places, and where you search depends on the type of information youâ€™re seeking.