Reference sources can help you find and develop a research topic by providing background information, facts, statistics, dates and other general information on most topics.
Recommended Library Databases:
Wikipedia can be helpful in finding background information, keywords and major concepts. Check out this quick video on Using Wikipedia for Academic Research. This is another great (and quick) video on Credible Websites.
Tip: Search Google and filter your results by .gov (or .mil).
Where is the full-text?
1. Background information
2. Find articles using the library's amazing databases:
www.lib.utexas.edu > Research Tools > Find Articles Using Databases
Example search results:
There is no one “right” way to search. These are just a few tips and suggestions, if you are having trouble finding information – email me! I can help with choosing keywords or recommend databases and other resources.
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