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Researching Your Novel

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Jennifer Horrace

on 15 November 2013

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Researching Your Novel
When doing research, the best way to start is to decide what your topic is. This will help guide you to the answers you seek.

Wither you are using Online Resources or your local library, the answers are out there, just waiting for you to find.
Where Do I Look First?
Libraries
You don't have to focus on just libraries in your area. Lots of libraries are now posting material online for access world wide. Here's a few for examples:
Examples
Sources: Where Do I Start?
Information is everywhere. One thing about research is to cover your basis. There's the Internet, Your Local Libraries, or even people you know. If they don't know it, they may know where to find the information you're looking for.
Today we'll focus on the Libraries in your area and the Internet.
Timberland Regional Library: www.trl.org

Centralia College Library: http://library.centralia.edu/

Google Books: http://books.google.com/

Harvard Library: http://lib.harvard.edu/

Chicago Public Library Online Research Portal:
http://www.chipublib.org/cplbooksmovies/research/online_research.php
History
The Best of History Sites Portal:
http://www.besthistorysites.net/

The History Channel:
https://www.history.com

Wikipedia
www.wikipedia.com

Local Libraries
Example: www.trl.org
Names
20,000 Names:
http://www.20000-names.com/

NaNoWriMo Forums
http://nanowrimo.org/forums

Social Security Popular Baby Names Site
http://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/

Behind the Name:
http://www.behindthename.com/
Character Designs
Deviant Art
http://www.deviantart.com

IMDB
www.imdb.com
This sourse is good if you have a character that you are modeling after an actor or actress.
General Facts
Google
http://www.google.com

About.Com
http://www.about.com

Wikipedia
http://www.wikipedia.com

Libraries such as:
www.trl.org

Locations:
For info on locations:
Google (Info Search)
NANOWRIMO Forums
Pictures of Locations:
DeviantArt
www.deviantart.com
PhotoBucket
www.photobucket.com
Flickr
www.flickr.com
ShutterFly
www.shutterfly.com
These are only a few of the hundreds of possible resources available online.
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