Define Your Topic
You may need to expand or narrow your topic as your research progresses. Remember, you can ask a Librarian for help in defining your topic and concept words.
Find articles in periodicals, journals and newspapers
These sources give more specific and recent information on your topic, use them next to develop your research.
Compared to Magazines, Journals:
Get in-depth and recent information on your topic using databases to find articles in journals.
Find Books and Government Publications
These sources give a broader view of your topic, use them first to help get general ideas and start developing your information.
Starting with books and government publications in the online catalog is a good way to get basic information about your topic.
Our library catalog lists books and government publications owned by NSU, including access to over 72,000 eBooks and more than 1.5 million books, audio recordings, and more. It also lists other resources like Audio Visual materials and Vertical File materials.
Write down or print the citation (author, title, etc.) and the location information (call number and exact location). Check the circulation status to see if the item is available.