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How do I Research?: An Example

A guide to conducting research for OCAD U coursework and beyond

Finding a General Context: An Example

Research Topic: Kensington Market (Toronto)

1. Begin evaluating THEORIES of urban behaviours in CONTEXT by searching for books using key terms from your encyclopedia entry; for example in:

Moser, Gabriel. "Urban Environments and Human Behavior." Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology. Ed. Charles Donald Spielberger. Oxford: Elsevier Science & Technology, 2004. Credo Reference. Web. 8 Apr. 2016.

  • use Summon Search limit to
  • using terms from the text such as:
  • and limit to a specific Discipline to limit your results such as:

2. the bibliography of books and journal articles listed in the entry will help you find key authors on your topic; for example:

will help you discover key urban theorist, such as:

Jacobs, Jane. The Death and Life of Great American Cities. New York: Modern Library, 1961/2011.  Call Number: NA9030 J2