Most Common Evidence Used by Authors

Humanities: Literature, Art, Film, Music, Philosophy

  • Critical essays that analyze other original works
  • Details from an image, a film, or other work of art
  • Passages from a musical composition
  • Passages of text, including poetry

Humanities: History

  • Primary Sources (photos, letters, maps, official documents, etc.)
  • Other books or articles that interpret primary sources or other evidence.

Social Sciences: Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Anthropology

  • Books or articles that interpret data and results from other people’s original experiments or studies.
  • Results from field research (including interviews, surveys, observations, etc.)
  • Data from their own experiments
  • Statistics

Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physics

  • Data from their own experiments
  • Books or articles that interpret data and results from other people’s original experiments or studies.