Exploratory Reading

  • Read a general reference source for an overview (e.g. periodical databases and reference databases).
  • Read from several different kinds of sources (articles, encyclopedias, books, etc.); don’t rely entirely on the Internet.
  • Find and maintain a list of key words for cross-referencing.
  • Note bibliographic information for these sources.
  • Annotate sources with notes of possible usefulness in writing your research question.