Decide where to Search
Are certain sources required?
Look at whether the assignment specifies using peer reviewed articles, newspaper articles, data, books, or videos.
*The Cox Library Catalog is the best research starting point.
Does your topic lend itself to a particular type of source?
Your research topic will have an impact on the kinds of sources that you will use:
- Not all topics are covered in scholarly articles or books.
- Current events are more likely to be covered in the news.
- The peer review process can take months, so recent research may not yet be available in a peer reviewed journal.
Guides for Different Types of Resources