Guides to Research
What do you do when you donít know where to look of how to begin?
In track and field, the sprinters who win the race always have great starts. No pun intended,
but getting started on the right foot will save time, and usually produce superior results.
Having a resource nearby when you are not sure of where to look can make your research
infinitely more productive and efficient. Starting with a guide to research and resources
is good practice.
This basic list of guides to research in specific disciplines will help get you started along
efficient and productive paths. In addition to specific resources, these guides also suggest
useful strategies and frameworks for conducting research.
General Biology, Science and Technology Business Communications
History Literature Nursing Philosophy Political Science Psychology
Mann, Thomas, 1948-
The Oxford guide to library research.
Z710 .M23 1998 REFDESK
Badke, William. Research Strategies.
Biology, Science and Technology
Davis, Elisabeth B., 1932-
Using the biological literature : a practical guide.
QH303.6 .D38 1995 REFDESK
Hurt, Charlie Deuel.
Information sources in science and technology.
Z7401 .H85 1998 REFERENCE
The business library and how to use it : a guide to
sources and research strategies for information on
business and management / Ernest L. Maier
Z675 .B8 B87 1996 REFDESK
Data sources for business and market analysis.
HF5415.124 .F7 1994 REFDESK
The new competitor intelligence : the complete resource for finding, analyzing,
and using information about your competitors.
HD38.7 .F863 1994 REFERENCE
Mass communications research resources : an annotated
guide / edited by Christopher H. Sterling, James K.
Bracken, and Susan M. Hill.
Prucha, Francis Paul.
Handbook for research in American history : a guide to
bibliographies and other reference works
E178 .P78 1987 REFERENCE
Harner, James L.
Literary research guide : a guide to reference sources
for the study of literatures in English and related
topics. PR83 .H37 1993 REFDESK
Clamp, Cynthia G. L.
Resources for nursing research : an annotated
bibliography. RT81.5 .C52 1991 REFDESK
Bynagle, Hans E. (Hans Edward), 1946-
Philosophy : a guide to the reference literature.
B72 .B96 1997 REFERENCE
Political science : illustrated search strategy and sources : with an introduction to legal
research for undergraduates / by Roger C. Lowery, Sue A. Cody.
JA88 .L69 1993 REFERENCE
Reed, Jeffrey G., 1948-
Library use : a handbook for psychology.
BF76.8 .R43 1995 REFDESK
Aby, Stephen H., 1949-
Sociology : a guide to reference and information sources.
HM51 .A29 1997 REFDESK
Tucker, Dennis C.
Finding religion (in the library) : a student manual
of information retrieval and utilization skills.
Z675.U5 T8 1989 REFDESK