Once you have developed a research question, you begin your in depth research, which will help you develop and support your thesis statement, which is the answer to your research question.
For in depth research two types of sources are usually used:
Books (and eBooks)
Scholarly journals (also commonly referred to as refereed, academic or peer-reviewed) have:
When doing academic research, it is important to be able to figure out how to pick a database to use. Sometimes a professor will assign you a database, but other times you have to pick your own.
To do this,
Some things to think about when looking at a database
Search the library catalog to find books or ebooks on your topic.