Now you have produced a mind map or essay plan, it’s time to look for material to help provide evidence for your assignment. This week we will be focussing on searching for academic material suitable for your essay or assignment using the keywords you've identified.
There is a whole world of information at the touch of a keyboard but it's not always easy to know WHERE to search and also the best WAYS to search. You need to consider what sort of resources are best for your particular needs. For example: books can be great for background and theories but not always up to date in current research. For that you'd need to consult journals. Google can be great to look for holidays or the latest news stories but not always the best place to find good quality academic information.
This short piece of e-learning may help you to identify the different types of material available so you can decide which are best for you
You've already looked at Step 1: Planning on our '5 steps to essay success'. The next step is to listen and work through Step 2: Search