Begin your process here, using reference resources like the ones below, to gather basic information and specific keywords that will help your search. The techniques we'll discuss can be used in any database - including Google - but you'll want to keep in mind that we need reliable, authoritative sources for our research.
Take a few minutes to review the SIFT process to familiarize yourself with easy ways to fact-check your sources.
We're all familiar with searching in Google, but searching in academic databases is a little different and you will have more options available to you.
A basic knowledge of Boolean terms (And, Not, Or) as well as and understanding of the difference between scholarly and popular sources is helpful when you're starting your research. Take a few minutes to check out these short videos that explain both these concepts in more depth:
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