In this step, you'll search for information related to your topic. Your goal in this step is to:
Library Databases are the best tools available for finding and accessing subscription-based, scholarly research articles, news and magazine articles, as well as eBooks and educational videos on your topic. While some of these sources may be found using a Google search, they may not be accessible to you without logging in to your library account.
Websites can be valuable sources, especially the websites of expert organizations, reputable news organizations, government agencies and other experts on your topic.
The following database is your "best bet" because it contains a strong collection of scholarly journals in anthropology and related fields.
The following databases may provide additional scholarly journal articles as well as news, magazine and encyclopedia articles to inform your understanding of the topic.
Begin with keywords that experts would use to describe your topic.
Consider who would be the experts on your topic. Add these keywords to your search.
Example: microaggressions + psychologists
Visualize the type of source you want to find. A news article? A research study? A government website? Add these keywords to your search.
Example: microaggressions + research studies
Filter your search results by date, if applicable.
In Google click Tools, then expand the "Any Time" menu. Select the appropriate time frame (example: 1 year).
Revise your search and search again. How might the results differ with each of these searches?
Google Scholar allows you to find some library resources and open access academic research using the Google interface.