Keywords are very important when it comes to doing research. The better the keywords or combination of keywords, the better your search results will be.
Now that you have a more refined topic, identify some good keyword combination you can use to search a database:
Next type your keyword combination into a database and do a search:
General Use databases will provide articles on nearly any topic.
We also offer many other databases that focus on specific topics and academic subjects. Consult our Articles - JCC Databases page for a complete listing of databases listed by academic discipline or subject area.
If you are having a hard time determining what academic discipline your topic falls under, consider who you think would be an expert or an authority on your topic. For example, if I'm researching whether violent video games have an effect on childhood behavior then an expert perhaps be a psychologist, a sociologist or perhaps even a early childhood educator.
Use Search Almost Everything to search multiple databases (including ebooks/books) at once.
While you will likely locate many resources for your projects electronically, please remember that as a JCC EDGE student you do have borrowing privileges at the library. You should mention to our staff that you are an EDGE student when checking out books in the event you need to obtain your JCC ID card (which also serves as your library card).
Check the appropriate filters in Search Almost Everything to help limit your search results to just books/ebooks.