One of the greatest challenges in starting a new research project is deciding which search terms best describe your topic as you begin the search for resources. Try to use just a few keywords instead of typing long sentences. Here are few tips:
Books typically provide extensive coverage on one topic or theme. Subject-specific reference books can provide you with background information as well as the historical context of your topic.
Write down the call number of the print books in your search results to help you locate the books on the shelf, and to give you an idea of where to browse for similar titles.
Articles published in periodicals (journals, newspapers, and magazines) can provide a narrower focus or perspective on specific aspects of your topic. It is useful to understand the purpose, authority, and identifying features of different types of periodicals.
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