This guide is designed to help you find 5 secondary sources for your Collaborative Research Project.
Begin by defining your Research Framework:
1. Research Problem: What do you already know? What do you want to find out?
2. Sources: Which types of secondary sources you would like to identify (or are you required to use):
|Types of Sources:||Research Tool:|
|Journal, Magazine, Newspaper Articles & Book Chapters||Subscription Database(s)|
|Websites (e.g. reports, blogs, media sources, statistics)||Commercial Search Engine(s)|
Important Note: While you are working on a local problem, keep in mind that the secondary sources you find will likely focus on other communities! For example, you might not be able to find a peer-reviewed article about safety at UC Davis, but you may discover published sources that discuss violence or safety on other college campuses.
3. Search: What has been published in credible sources?