Notre Dame Libraries Information Literacy Pot of Gold

Hesburgh Libraries

University of Notre Dame

  1. Home
  2. Introduction
  3. Information Cycle
  4. Investigating
  5. Searching
  6. Locating
  7. Evaluating
  8. Utilizing
  9. Ask a Librarian
  10. Acknowledgements

Investigating

Avoiding Poor Thesis Statements

news clipping, "Marijuana use in Mishawaka, Indiana has been a problem for law enforcement since the 1970s."

WHY UNSUITABLE?

  • Even if it is true, it is too local and narrow to be supported with national or scholarly research.
  • Sources would probably be limited to local newspaper articles and personal interviews.
  • Can you make those sources "stretch" across a 10 page research paper? Not likely.
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