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Doing Research

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Where to start your research projects in particular academic fields

  • Textbook: Browse your textbook. It is an excellent starting point for finding important people, theories, definitions, and questions relevant to your writing projects.
  • Subject guides: Browse our subject guides to find the guide, which is associated to your academic field. These guides include subject specific resources like subject encyclopedias, articles, books and datasets.
  • Google Scholar: Browse Google Scholar , which indexes scholarly literature like articles, theses, books, and abstracts from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities, and other websites, from a wide variety of disciplines.

Where to start for academic research & writing courses

Library databases

Offers access to 1126 titles of encyclopedias providing you with shorter and longer definitions, overview aricles and background information on various academic topics.

Offers a 350+ list of trending pro/con leading topics. Topics are associated with engaging questions and viewpoint articles that could help you build solid understanding regarding complex issues.

Offers a list of topics including pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, and more. It provides quick and easy access to content on frequently studied and discussed issues.

Web sources

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