Before working on the Group Digital Documentary, first, we need to understand a bit more about the topic. You can start by consulting some reference works and developing your search terms.
Still, you can use the internet search engine (e.g. Google) or any other public source like Wikipedia, but you need to check it very carefully to make sure that it is from credible sources (e.g. government websites, reputable online newspapers, etc.)
Note. From Sources of information for Wikipedia articles[illustration], by Helixitta, 2015, Wikimedia Commons (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sources_of_information.png). CC BY-SA 3.0.
Reference works include Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Handbooks. Reading articles published in reference works helps you:
Below are a few recommended sources where you can find reference works. Try searching your topic in any of these sources and see if you can find any interesting articles and further expand your terminology.
Credo Reference helps you find short articles on a topic from thousands of reference books in different disciplines. It's the scholarly version of Wikipedia.
Here you can see an example. After searching the topic, we got a few articles (and sometimes a mind map too) related to the topic.
SAGE Knowledge is another database to find published referene works. If you wish to explore a topic in more details, you can read more from these handbooks and encyclopedia articles.
OneSearch is library's search engine where you can find almost everything the Library has including books, journals, DVDs. You can use OneSearch to search the reference works too. Run a search on your topic and limit by "Reference Entries". Clicking on the search result will bring you to the article published in reference works.
|Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia. It's a great tool to help you quickly get an overview of a topic and understand the key issues or latest debates.
Sometimes students may come up with this question:
Should I use Wikipedia for research?
The short answer is, yes you can. However, you need to:
Below is a snapshot of an Wikipedia article's reference list, with a few creditable sources highlighted.