You can find valid, accurate, and credible sources for a variety of topics in the resources we've listed here.
Remember that your research and presentations will be viewed by instructors and peers who are expecting to see academic resources, and not just information you found using Google which are questionable and often times may lack credibility or factual correctness.
Follow the instructions below*:
1) Find Books
Use this page to find print and eBooks resources on your topic.
2) Find Articles
The A-Z Databases is where you'll find articles of information for your topic. There are multiple databases you can use, and you should them as they cover varied aspects of your topic. You'll also be able to find information about your profession, art, culture, and gender.
3) Find Reference/Background Information
Use these resources to find general information through pre-coordinated topic searches in databases like Credo Reference or Gale Virtual Reference. Credo also offers Research Tips on video such as: How to Avoid Bias in Your Searches: "Coffee is bad for you lies" vs. "Coffee health effects."
4) Find Images
If you need to have images for your presentation, there are very good resources to help you find ones that visually represent your topic.
5) Schedule a Chat or an Appointment
Students: Here's where you can Chat with a Librarian, or investigate further LibGuides.
Faculty: Here's where you can schedule your group to Meet with a Research Consultant at the Library.
*Tip: Don't leave your research until the last minute. Use this Assignment Planner to organize and plan your research assignment. (Source: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology - RMIT University Library, Melbourne, Australia)