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Health and Physical Education: Getting Started

Getting Started

A great way to start your research is by reading overviews and summaries of a potential topic.  Reference books, like encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks, provide this type of authoritative information in a very condensed format.   Reference books will:

  • include helpful introductory information
  • contain citations to other sources
  • list statistics, dates and facts
  • provide reviews, biographies and definitions

Use these materials to give you ideas for a topic.  Write down the relevant facts and keywords so that you can search in Primo or the library databases to locate books and articles for your research.

Internet Reference

Available in Simpson Library Reference