Monday, December 5, 2011

How can a bibliography help you to find information?

Have you ever found it difficult to find information on a topic for an assignment? Maybe you have only found one book or a few journal articles on your subject?  Maybe you are at a loss as to where you will find more information?

Here's a little tip for you....
Check out the bibliography at the back of the book or journal article!

The bibliography lists the resources that the author has consulted when they wrote the article. It is a list of the information that they have referred to in support of their arguments and findings, and may include books, newspapers, journals and websites.

By a process of trial and error, you will be able to access some of these resources too; and by doing so you will be well on the way to building up your own collection of resources for your assignment.

Bear in mind that not every resource will have a bibliography, however most academic sources do.

Give it a try!

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