Encyclopedias in the Library
Here are some of the areas that students research in geology
- Plate tectonics
Types of Resources to Use in Your Research
- Reference books -- mainly scholarly encyclopedias and subject-specific dictionaries. It helps to start with a good general background knowledge of your topic.
- Books -- for broad coverage of a subject at a moderate to deep level.
- Articles from periodicals (newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals) -- to hone in on the specifics, or bring knowledge from books up to date.
Websites -- lots of information, but it's easy for web authors to fake expertise. Evaluation is essential! Click on the Websites tab to search some recommended websites.