Research Strategy Paper
Look up your keywords in the appropriate titles in the library's Reference collection (such as encyclopedias and dictionaries) and in other sources such as our catalog of books, periodical databases, and Internet search engines.Additional background information may be found in your lecture notes, textbooks, and reserve readings.It is common to all disciplines, to all learning environments, and to all levels of education.It enables learners to master content and extend their investigations, become more self-directed, and assume greater control over their own learning.
A Keyword search can be performed if the subject search doesn't yield enough information.
Use the library's electronic periodical databasesto find magazine and newspaper articles.
Choose the databases and formats best suited to your particular topic; ask at the librarian at the Reference Desk if you need help figuring out which database best meets your needs.
" By posing your subject as a question you can more easily identify the main concepts or keywords to be used in your research.
Before beginning your research in earnest, do a preliminary search to determine whether there is enough information out there for your needs and to set the context of your research.