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How To Do Research: Exploring Sources

A guide on how to conduct academic research.

Exploring Sources

Exploring your potential research topic's background information using the sources listed below can be very helpful in selecting a research topic. 

  • Web resources, including current news and blogs related to your subject area
  • Books and e-books
  • Reference sources, such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and thesauri
  • Scholarly articles