How can I learn more about my topic?
- Get research advice from a research/subject expert.
- Look at Research Guides
There are numerous subject and course-specific guides available. Research guides list important resources where you can get more background or detailed information on specific topics.
- Consult Reference Resources
(Encyclopedias, Biographical Dictionaries, Almanacs, Atlases, etc.).
Here are a few general recommended ones:
About using the Web for research:
Information on the "free web" can contain good information, but be sure to use criteria to carefully evaluate what you find -- and compare the information with other research resources available via the libraries at Emory University.
Wikipedia: Remember that you do not know who has written a particular Wikipedia entry. HOWEVER, be sure to scroll down and check the resources cited. These can be valuable for identifying books, articles, and other sources that can further your research.