Step 1 Identify your topic
Your assignment asks you to write an informative speech. You can't do any research until you figure out your topic.
Step 2 Find the context
Now it is time to get some perspective on your topic. This is a great time to consult encyclopedias and dictionaries.
Credo Reference http://library.ohio-state.edu/record=e1001368~S10
Oxford Reference http://library.ohio-state.edu/record=e1000297~S7
Step 3 Find Books
ATI Catalog http://library.ohio-state.edu/search~S10/
OSU Catalog http://library.ohio-state.edu/
OhioLink Catalog http://olc1.ohiolink.edu/search
Step 4 Find Articles
All Research Databases http://library.ohio-state.edu/screens/databases.html
Newspapers/Primary Source Material http://library.ohio-state.edu/search/m?SEARCH=Newspapers
Ebsco Databases http://library.ohio-state.edu/record=e1000149~S10
- Academic Search Complete
- America History and Life
- Biography Reference Bank
- Environment Complete
- MAS Ultra
- MasterFILE Premier
- Newspaper Source
This lab is to be completed on a keyboard, not handwritten.
Turn it into Carmen at least one week from lab date.
Step 5 Evaluate What You Find
Some tips for critically thinking about your information http://ati.osu.edu/node/949
Step 6 Cite What You Find
Citation help http://ati.osu.edu/node/939/citation-help