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HONR 490 - Geography & Geosciences: Find Books

This Guide Can Help You:

This guide can help you:

Form an approach to initiating the research you need to undertake.

Explore background information on your research topic. What do you need to know?

Identify differences between primary and secondary sources.

Explore SU Library's information resources.

Gather information for  your thesis.
Organize and format your sources.

Books = Background Information

Books are an incredible wealth of information that all researchers should take advantage of.  The thing is, though, that most students feel somewhat intimidated when it comes to books as they're just so l-o-n-g and dense - and who has the time to read lots of books when you need to get your research done and your assignment written STAT?

Because of the way that books are organized, they hold a secret - you don't have to read the *entire* book - rather, you can use the power of the Table of Contents and the book's Index to find out where the exact related content is that you need to look at.  In this way, the built-in functionality of all books can short-cut you quickly to exactly find some crucial background information on your topic!