Starting with the Library

Starting with the Library

When you have determined what type of information sources you need, the next thing to think about is how and where to start your research.

Library resources go through a review process.

Librarians select books, magazines, journals, and databases. The library collects sources considered reliable, historically relevant, and valuable.

Library resources are free or discounted for your use.

Libraries are able to purchase one copy which can be shared by many people.

Library resources are organized.

Items are organized so you can find all the sources on a topic.

Library resources come with personal assistance.

Libraries have staff who are trained to help you. They’ll help you learn to use online resources and answer any questions that you have.

Quality over Quantity.

Libraries have large collections of information on a variety of carefully selected and organized topics. The key idea when using the library is that you are getting quality over quantity. Library resources are the best sources to use when starting your research. You can efficiently find high quality information from a variety of credible resources in the library.