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Genealogy and Academic Resources

Research Preparation

When selecting a topic and preparing to research:

  • Think of what you already know about the subject.

  • Read general information to learn more specifics.

  • Break down the specifics into key topics.

  • List keywords from those topics.

  • Think and list synonyms for the keywords.

  • Use the basic keywords to search for articles and books, e.g., body image and media

  • Read and click on subject headings and author supplied keywords to find other interesting articles and books.

Find Books

Use this link to search Atkins Library's catalog for books, videos and more.

Find Articles

Use Atkins Library's databases to find relevant articles.  Go here for a list of databases by subject: 

Here are some good databases to search.

Find Streaming Media

One Perfect Source?

Evaluating Resources by University of Rhode Island Libraries