Preliminary research will help you find basic information and main ideas.
Sources that provide a broad, general view of a topic are a great place to get quick facts and ideas. Bear in mind you will not end your research here - you still need to use in-depth sources to complete your project (see next tab).
Starter sources include:
Search terms (or keywords) are single words and short phrases that describe your topic. Search terms are entered into the library catalog and databases and can be refined throughout the research process.
Find search terms in:
Finding too much information?
Your topic may be too broad. Narrow it by:
Not finding enough information?
Your topic may be too narrow. Broaden it by: