The purpose of this guide is to introduce you to using academic library resources to find additional background information, facts, or statistics on your report topic for course segment #2.
1. View the 3 videos on this page: Choosing Keywords, Using Keywords, and Examining Citations.
2. Develop a keyword search based on your report topic or your potential report topic.
3. Try your keyword search in a database of your choice under either the Find Background Info, Find Books, or Find Articles tab of this research guide.
4. Locate, from your search, one potentially useful encyclopedia article, book, or journal article and email it's citation to me at email@example.com
5. Have a quick look at the tabs Evaluate Sources and Cite Your Sources, just to familiarize yourself.
This quick video will teach you how to come up with keywords based on a research question.
Learn how to plug your keywords into library databases!
Helps explain what a citation is, the parts of a book or article citation, and why it's important to understand citations!
You can save yourself time by asking a library specialist for assistance.
For large projects consider making an appointment for a Research Consultation.