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Getting Started with a Topic
- What does it mean if a book is on course reserve?
- How can you find out whether Bates has a book?
- How do you make requests for books and other things not at Bates?
- How can you find journal articles using the library website?
Comparing kinds of sources
Take a look at the following sources:
- Duncombe, Constance. 2016. "Representation, Recognition and Foreign Policy in the Iran–US Relationship." European Journal of International Relations 22 (3): 622-645.
- Barak, Ehud, Solcyre Burga, Leslie Dickstein, Anisha Kohli, and Julia Zorthian. 2022. “Iran Is on the Cusp of a Bomb.” TIME Magazine, August 8, 2022.
- Hamid, Shadi. 2015. “Why I’m Torn about the Iran Deal: Was It Worth It?” Brookings (blog). July 15, 2015. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2015/07/15/why-im-torn-about-the-iran-deal-was-it-worth-it/.
- Parsi, Trita. 2012. A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama's Diplomacy with Iran. New Haven: Yale University Press.
- Who wrote the source? What can you find out about their credentials?
- What is the publication or publisher that published this article? Who do you think is its intended audience? Who might read it and why?
- What kinds of documentation/citation of evidence appear in the source?
- What kinds of images appear in the source?
- Which fits the category of "academic source"?
- Any of these sources could have a use. In what ways is the source you looked at useful? Why would you read one or the other?
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