ENGL 1020 LaRussa

Where do I Start?

Use Google when you want to

  • define the topic
  • learn about terms and concepts you are unfamiliar with
  • identify keywords and related topics that may help you with finding academic material

Use Reference Databases when you want to

  • define the topic with credible information
  • find avenues to do more research (bibliography)
  • Narrow or broaden your search

Use Specific Library Databases when you want to

  • find academic and scholarly resources
  • find peer reviewed material
  • use materials that others may have to pay for