Now that you have done the background reading and have a framework for understanding your topic, look at your thesis statement, [hypothesis, or research question] andtranslate it into a search strategy that can be used to find books and journal articles.
There are many formats you will encounter while learning about your topic. While it is great to use less scholarly sources to get started, eventually you will need to use authoritative sources. Learn about the different types from the videos below.
Start with the game, Wheel of Sources to see what you know. And please watch Types of Research Articles for Social Workers. It will be so helpful!
Detailed explanation on types of scholarly articles (qualitative, quantitative, mixed-methods, lit review, etc.). If you only watch one video, this should be it.
source: Steely Library (Northern Kentucky University)
The information cycle is the flow of media coverage of a newsworthy event. Understanding the information cycle can help you determine what kind of information you are likely to find about your topic.
Source: Univ of Illinois Urbana-Champaign