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Researching Your Novel
Transcript of 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?
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:
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:
The Best of History Sites Portal:
The History Channel:
Social Security Popular Baby Names Site
Behind the Name:
This sourse is good if you have a character that you are modeling after an actor or actress.
Libraries such as:
For info on locations:
Google (Info Search)
Pictures of Locations:
These are only a few of the hundreds of possible resources available online.