Databases for Background Information
Start with one of these databases to search background information on your topic, or browse for topic ideas.
Online Reference Books
Below are examples of electronic reference books available through Iona's libraries. Users may search the full text of each title.
Print Reference Books
Below are examples of print reference books located in Ryan Library. All are located in the Reference Room on the first floor. These books cannot be checked out and should be used in the library only.
The Research Process
Follow these steps in finding sources and writing a research paper:
- Choose and refine your topic.
- Find background information on your topic.
- Prepare to search by selecting what types of materials to search and what search terms to use.
- Find the information.
- Evaluate what you find and revise as necessary.
- Cite what you use.