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Selecting resources

Once you have determined your topic, defined your (re)search question and gathered search terms, you can start looking for relevant resources for your research.

Think about the aim and context of your research. Do you want to support your argument with academic resources? Do you need topical information about your area of study? Or do you need statistical information to support your research? You will find this information in different types of resources, such as academic journals, professional magazines, databases with company info, newspapers etc.

Make sure you have a good idea of which types of resources are available to you. An overview of the resources of BUas Library can be found in this libguide at Discover your Library.

See the next part of this step (Source types) for more information on different types of resources. 

Below, you will find some videos explaining why you need library resources.

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