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Research Like a Scholar, Scholar! Introducing College Level Research and Bunch Library: BEAM Activity

The purpose of this guide is to help you complete research assignments and perform like the scholar you now are!

Evaluating Sources with BEAM

When conducting research, you are often instructed to select certain types of sources, such as "use at least 3 peer reviewed journal articles, or at least 1 primary source." But let's think about sources in a different way. Instead of focusing on what sources are, let's focus on what you, as a researcher, might do with them. The BEAM method is a way to categorize sources based on how you use them in your writing. 

BEAM Method