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Journalism Research Guide: Getting Started

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Bibliographies

Research Methods

Literature Review Process

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Key Reference Works

Reference sources can help you:

  • Explore a topic: find out what has been said about this subject, trends, issues, etc.
  • Identify and define unfamiliar terms or people in your reading
  • Find references to other books and articles on the subject
  • Find specific keywords to use in online searches

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Kathleen Weessies
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Geosciences Librarian; Social Sciences Coordinator; Head, Map Library
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