Steps in the Research Process
- STEP 1: Formulate your question
- STEP 2: Get background information (see REFERENCE Box below)
- STEP 3: Refine your search topic
- STEP 4: Consider your resource options
- STEP 5: Select and use the appropriate tool, Books (discoverE), databases, etc.
- STEP 6: Locate your materials
- STEP 7: Analyze your materials
- STEP 8: Organize and write
- STEP 9: Cite your work/Compose your bibliography
Finding Books at Emory
From the Books, Movies, Music tab in discoverE:
- Type in your keywords
- When you get some results, use "Refine My Results" on the left to narrow your search by author, item type, date and more
Use Reference Works to Jumpstart Your Research
To find reference materials for your research topic ...
Oxford Reference Online (includes Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures, Dictionary of World Mythology, Dictionary of Zoology, etc.
REF F1218.6 .A73 2001 Archaeology of ancient Mexico and Central America : an encyclopedia / Susan Toby Evans, David L. Webster, editors. New York : Garland Pub., 2001
REF F1218.6 .O95 2001 V.1-3 The Oxford encyclopedia of Mesoamerican cultures : the civilizations of Mexico and Central America Carrasco, David.
REF F1219 .B932 1996
Encyclopedia of ancient Mesoamerica
REF GT2850 .E53 2003 V.1-3 Encyclopedia of food and culture
Call Numbers & the "STACKS"
LIBRARY: Woodruff Library is designated as "GENERAL" or "GENERAL LIBRARIES"
CALL NUMBER: System of letters and numbers that group materials by subject
LOCATION: many Woodruff Library materials have a location of "STACKS" which is library lingo for "book floors." Use our call number guide to find out which floor of the Stacks has the book you need.
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