Work from larger to smaller
Include research sources that speak to broader populations than your country/region alone, in addition to research about specific country/region. The broader picture may provide immediate ways to compare similarities and differences.
Everything you read is useful to help frame the bigger picture and has a place along the trajectory that your topic will take, or not take.
Reframe your questions more than once = Competency with Synonyms and Variations in Spelling
Be flexible about your sources: Primary, Secondary and Tertiary
Move between content provided by libraries, on the web, and by people.
Keep your Money
Do not enter your credit card on a website to get the information you need. See a librarian about ways we can borrow content for your use, or purchase it for our collections or end users.
Mine the resources you've already collected for additional sources they cite, or are highly ranked.
Use Citation Tools to keep track of your discoveries
Good research is hard to do well, when crammed into the night before it's due
The librarian will help you think about information organization
He/She will test your assumptions, identify the holes they perceive in your research, and can make suggetions
We're on your side and want you to be successful!