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    Online Research 101

    Discussion in 'Research' started by shamrock838, Oct 23, 2009.

    Online Research 101:

    As a nonfiction writer/photographer, I am seeking a comprehensive overview of how to start and conduct an organized online research program. Basic sources include US Government and State agencies, universities, databases, libraries at all levels, corporations, the private sector, etc.

    Sorry for such a broad request, but I’m really seeking starting points that I can expand and investigate further on my own.

    My fields of interest include: - popularized science (mostly meteorology and oceanography), environmental, maritime, geographical, historical, biographical and traffic safety themes.

    Helpful leads, tips, suggestions, etc will be greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks.
     
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    Are you going to Uni? If so your library should have databases built out the wazoo for this. But I'll give you a few anyway.

    http://scholar.google.com/schhp?hl=en&tab=ws

    Google scholar searches results confined to scholarly journals.

    And this is from Tumbleweed Tech, my own ****ty community college.

    http://www.vvc.edu/library/database.htm

    Now if that doesn't give you what you're looking for I dunno what will.
     
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    Any librarian should be able to help you with this, too, if it's a good library.
     
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    try EBSCO Host...they have many databases to choose from.
     
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