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BIO117: Physiology of Wellness (Griffith): Starting Your Research

Before You Start Your Research

 

Watch the following tutorials to help you begin thinking about your topic and formulating a research question. 

Google can be a great place to start your research and find out more about a topic, but you will also need to find authoritative sources on the web.  Visit the Web Resources tab on this guide for some wellness related websites. 

 

After watching the tutorials --

USE THESE TOOLS BELOW TO HELP WITH YOUR ASSIGNMENT

Tutorial - Picking Your Topic & The Research Process

Tutorial - Coming up with Your Reseach Question

 

 

Using the Internet for Research

 

  • The Internet provides brief overviews of a topic
  • The Internet often provides valuable statistics
  • The Internet can sometimes help you discover the stakeholders of a specific issue.

Using Goolge to Start Your Research

What is a Reference Resource?

Reference resources are usually encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, manuals and other books that you would refer to when wanting to know a definition of a word or concept, a general overview of a topic, specific information about a certain period of time or event in history.

The databases below are a great starting place for exploring a topic.

Research in Books & eBooks

  • Books provide in-depth coverage of a topic.
  • Books often provide valuable background information on a topic.
  • Books can also provide an overview of all the issues pertaining to a topic.