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ENGL 100: Literature & Science

For Professor Peter Balaam

Get Started: Reference Sources

Reference sources are efficient ways to get started with most research questions. They give you an overview of your topic and give you lots and lots of clues about how to move forward with your research.

Look for:

  • Key names and vocabulary associated with your topics
  • Related topics
  • Bibliographies or "further reading
  • Any sense of what is known vs what is controversial.
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