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Start with general information from topical encyclopedias, reference sources (like Credo Reference, consumer-focused articles, and even Wikipedia to get a general understanding of your topic.
Jot down terms, studies and important names to use for more detailed searching.
Bibliographies and references at the end of books and articles can lead you toward other resources.
EBSCO Thesauras a.k.a. Subject Terms, Subjects, Headings,
Your research paper requires sources of a variety of types (scholarly, general interest, news, and popular). Use this chart to help determine what type the sources you've found are.
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