Q. I need to do a research paper on lying
Professor Melissa Rocha's class is focusing on the topic of "lying" and I need to write an argumentative paper. How do I get started?
Approach this research process is multiple steps:
Begin with books and encyclopedic material to gain a general, academic understanding of your topic and the issues therein. Use keywords and subject terms: "deception" and "lying" produced very robust results.
- Gale Virtual Reference Library (click the link into the A-Z Database link provided, or navigate to the research guide), SIRS and Salem Press are all encyclopedia articles that you may use.
- The Library Catalog and look for books.
- Finally, for academic journals, navigate to EBSCO (Academic Search Premiere) or Academic One File databases, and try combining keywords and subject terms. For example: deception AND children, or deception AND romantic relationships...you get the point.
And if you have difficulty understanding "getting" any of this, don't wait, come in and talk to a librarian today!