Here at Cedarville - and beyond - you will be presented with information needs:
In any of these cases, you are given an information need or problem and it's up to you to find a solution.
Where do you begin? Think back on your day; how do you typically find information?
Websites such as Google and Wikipedia are fine when you are looking for an introduction to a topic. However - you shouldn't end your search there. Your professors expect you to find more academic and scholarly material to support your research.
Enter the library!
The Centennial Library has access to thousands of books and millions of items such as journal articles, newspapers, periodicals, and multimedia materials, between on-campus resources and those available through OhioLINK. We have access to materials relevant to every major on campus.
You can often just type a question into Google and get thousands or millions of results. However, library resources are a bit different. Think keywords and subject terms, rather than sentences or phrases.
You may also want to search on subject terms like...
Think of subject terms as synonyms. Knowing this will be a great help in any research that you do.
One thing to note: research is rarely a straightforward, A-to-Z process. Don't be discouraged if you have detours along the way.
The list below provides several tools that may help.