Have you ever received feedback on an assessment telling you that the sources you used were not academic? Have you ever used Wikipedia or another non-academic source in your research? Do you find knowing what sources to use and what sources not to use confusing? Do you have trouble knowing where to go to get the information you need for your research?
Being able to tell the difference between an academic source and a non-academic source, knowing where to find academic sources and deciding what sources are relevant to your research are important skills that you will develop during your tertiary studies. The aim of this information sheet is to point you in the right direction.