Keeping organized and citing sources properly will go a long way toward making your research experience smoother. The URI Libraries subscribe to RefWorks, a robust citation manager that can help you keep track of your sources and cite items as you write.
Depending on what you're researching and what kind of information you need, you may encounter the following different kinds of information:
Each type of source undergoes a different level of vetting before publication, whether it's a review by an editor or a full-scale double-blind peer review by experts in the field.
Unfortunately, URI can't subscribe to every journal or purchase every book, so we have Interlibrary Loan, a service that will get you the materials you need for your research - at no cost to you!
Books include both print books and ebooks. Often, books and book chapters can be rich sources of information on recent as well as foundational work.
Articles are sometimes the main source of information for research in this area. Many of our databases specialize in a particular discipline, so you may need or want to use more than one database to explore an interdisciplinary topic fully.
If you would like more information about some of the topics I mentioned in the session, please see the links below.
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