Types of Information
Choosing a Topic
As you search, make note of the various keywords encountered to describe aspects of your topic.
If you are not finding what you need, put in an InterLibrary Loan Request for the item.
To find information specific to a certain discipline, search the Database by Subject section.
To find a certain type of information, search the Database by Format section.
Scaffolding to What You Need to Know - Encyclopedias are a great resource for gathering background information. They act as good primers and are more authoritative than Wikipedia.
Refworks is a tool that can be used to keep your citations and create a bibliography in many citation or journal styles.
Login at http://refworks.proquest.com
Doing a group project? Share folders in Refworks to make group work easier.
Use the Refworks Write-N-Cite plug-in to write your paper, insert references, and create a bibliography at the end of the paper.