The purpose of the research guide is to introduce you to the process of literature search and familiarize you with a variety of sources available for you.
Select a topic that is of interest to you. As an initial step of your research, gather background information of your topic in general and/or specialized encyclopedias or dictionaries. These reference sources provide useful overviews of a topic and may include in their bibliographies resources you can further use in your paper. Then, search the CUNY online catalog or other catalogs to locate relevant books.