♦ Obtain background material to help familiarize yourself with your topic
♦ Place your topic in historical context
♦ Locate definitions of terms and concepts
♦ Find bibliographies suggesting additional resources on your topic
Don't forget! If you need assistance, stop at the Information Desk (located to the left as you enter Simpson Library's front door), call, or set up a research appointment.
While writing research papers, you may need to:
♦ List your sources in bibliographies or works cited, and
♦ Provide either footnotes or endnotes.
For more help with citations, check this guide out.