I decided to focus on the benefits of vegetarianism. I have brainstormed possible search terms and thought about what questions I want to answer in my paper. My thesis will be that vegetarian diets increase longevity, are more humane, and are better for the environment. Or something like that. I will have to see how it goes once I start the research and depending on what information I can find.
Once you have identified the type of resource you want to use, you need to know how to locate that source. This will require you to select the best search tool to match the information format. Watch this video to see how.
|Information Format||Search Tool|
|Book, DVD, Audiobook||Library Catalog|
|Article in a Magazine, Newspaper, or Journal||Library Database
(e.g., Academic Search Complete, Academic OneFile, etc.)
|Web Site||Search Engine
|Reference Book||Library Catalog
(e.g., Credo Reference)
|E-book||Ebook databases such as EBL and Ebrary|