This guide will help you identify and locate the resources (books, articles, etc.) that you will need for ESL. There is also information available on library services, tools, and other web resources to help you write your papers, and more.
What makes information useful?
Information can be found in a variety of formats and sources. It is not difficult to find information, but it can be difficult to find useful information.
Information is useful if it answers your research question or provides information on your topic. Useful information is appropriate for your assignment and is from a reliable source.
When working on a research project, you'll want to search in a variety of sources to be sure that you don't miss a useful book, article, or web resource.
For information on Effective Searching Techniques, please see the Getting Starting with Research Guide section on search techniques. This section explains keyword searches, boolean searches, subject searches, limiters, etc.
If you're looking for country information, try visiting the Country Studies guide. Here you will find information on both print and electronic sources of country information as well as recommended websites and special topics like politics, trade regulations, and risk analysis.
If you're looking for statistical information, try visiting the Statistical Sources guide. Here you will find information on both print and electronic sources of statistical data as well as domestic or international statistical data.