Research is a process that takes TIME. Start early and do a little bit each day. You will NOT have a thesis statement after one day in the library. You need to learn a little bit about your topic before you can develop an argument!
• Reference books are located in the Garver Room (silent study).
• Reference books CANNOT be checked out or leave the library.
• Please return reference books to the Garver Room when you're done using them.
• All reference books will have the prefix REF before the call number.
Below is a list of reference sources available in the Garver Room and online to help you get started on your research.
Remember, reference sources will give you a broad overview of your topic.They won't provide all the information, but they will help you create a research roadmap of what you should do next in the research process.
After taking notes from one of the reference sources linked or listed on this page, try filling out the "Topic Development Worksheet" listed below.
Here's a list of selected specialized reference books (available in the Garver Room) you may want to consider: