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Define Your Subject Area

Right at the very start you need to ask yourself “What am I looking for? What do I need to find out?”

Spend some time thinking about your subject – be clear in your mind about what’s being asked of you.

As mentioned above, textbooks on your reading lists can be a good place to start.  Or, have you thought about using an encyclopaedia to help define and clarify your subject?  Each of the Libraries has a reference collection where you can find encyclopedias, dictionaries and other useful material.  Don’t forget that many of our reference sources are now available electronically and can be accessed directly from your pc.

Examples include:

Oxford Reference Online

 Dictionary of Irish Biography


Last updated: 30/07/13
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