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Welcome to the Research Guide for the course FREN 5110 French-Language Comic (La Bande Dessinée). This guide will help you familiarize yourself with search strategies, the research process, and some writing tips to prepare your research assignments.

Objetivos de Aprendizaje

This guide will help you:

  • Familiarize yourself with the discovery platform (OneSearch) to find sources you can use in your research assignment.
  • Assess information from a critical point of view.
  •  Familiarize yourself with research methodologies and reliable sources available in databases and the Internet.
  • Contemplate interesting arguments for your research work.

Reliable vs Non-Reliable

You may find sources on the Internet or in the library's catalog. No matter where you look, always evaluate a source.



  • Is the information published in the right time for your needs?
    • Some topics required current content.
    • Some topics are historical making it appropriate to cite older works.


  • Is the information based on fact or opinion?
  • Are the claims supported by facts and trustable data?
  • Is the information well-balanced, objective, and non-biased? 
  • Does the author attribute sources?


  • Who is the author?
  • What is the affiliation of the author?
  • What are the credentials?
  • What publishing house supports the publication?


  • Is the article/book peer-reviewed?
  • Do you see grammatical errors?
  • Does it look legitimate?
  • Does the author provides contact information?


  • What is the intent of the work?
  • What is the domain of a website?
  • Who is the target audience?

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