Where do I start looking for information?
That depends on how much you know about your topic. Do you know the definition of your topic (if applicable)?
- If you do not know much about your topic a great place to start is with a dictionary and a general or subject specific encyclopedia.
- Next proceed to books about your more specific subject area
- Next look for even more narrowly focused journal and magazine articles
- Finally you should do an advanced internet search to find credible online sources
Research typically involves using a variety of types of sources. Remember that any of these types of sources might appear in a variety of formats - print, electronic, video, audio, etc. The format is usually immaterial to the content! There are usually many FORMATS for each TYPE of source.
TYPES OF SOURCES:
- Encyclopedias and dictionaries (print or ebook) -- general information
- books (print, ebook, audio, etc) -- more specific information
- videos -- video information included with specific information
- periodical articles (print or electronic) -- even more specific information
- statistical sources (all formats) -- data information
- websites -- can contain a variety of types of sources