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EDUC 100W Research Guide

EDUC 100W D100 & D200
SUR 5320, Surrey
Carolyn Mamchur

Assignment: Explore and discover one word, using books and internet sources. This includes: "2. Read at least 5 sources and explore and discover the MOST INTERESTING fact you can find about this topic." and "4. Discover an error or contradiction related to what is written about your topic."

For help with your research, Ask a Librarian or ask your Education Librarian, Melissa Smith.

Choosing a topic

If you haven't selected a topic yet, try browsing for books that interest you! New books at Fraser Library

Or browse books by subject area. Books are organized by call number, which groups books together by subject:

  • B: Philosophy, psychology and religion
  • C to F: History
  • G: Geography and Archaeology
  • H: Social Sciences
  • J: Political Science
  • K: Law
  • L: Education
  • M: Music
  • N: Fine Arts
  • P: Language and Literature
  • S: Science
  • R: Medicine
  • T: Technology

Where to start your research

Search the Library Catalogue for your topic

  • If a book isn't available at Fraser Library, use the Request Item button to get the item sent here
  • To limit your search to books & e-books available at this location, choose Fraser Library from the drop-down menu

Or, consult reference sources, like Gale Virtual Reference Library

Digging deeper into your topic

  • Backward chaining using the bibliography
    Use the bibliography in the book/article you've found to identify more sources on your topic. This is a great technique, since you're benefiting from the research the author did!

  • Forwarding chaining using Google Scholar 
    You can use Google Scholar to find sources that have cited it since it was published. This is a great way of finding more recent publications on your topic!​
    ​     1. Search for the title of the article or book in Google Scholar
         2. Locate your article/book in the search results and look for a link "Cited by ..."

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