When considering where to look for your information, it can be helpful to think about the way information is shared and distributed, where it would be collected, and whether or not you have access, and how you have access. This section will help you understand these processes and how to access what is available to you.
There are a few key terms and definitions to know when talking about accessing information that will come up as you conduct your research.
When you go to the store, you know you will find sections that have groups of similar items together. So while you may not know exactly what you need to start a garden, you can go to a specific section and see all your options. In the same way, library databases are broken into sections that allow you to search for something that is related to that area.
Unfortunately, you may not automatically know what a section is called, the database name may not make it obvious what it is about, or it could be found in multiple places. Whether you are the kind of person who prefers to search through the whole store until you find what you need or would rather be pointed in the right direction, we can help you search for something!