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PHIL 302U - Thinking About the Paranormal: Selecting a Topic

Welcome To Your Resources

Your research librarian has put together a guide for your assignment needs. This guide will be helpful when finding information for your presentation.

We have already reviewed your topics and you can find valid, accurate, and credible sources for a variety of topics in the resources we've listed on this guide.

Remember that your research and presentations will be viewed by instructors and peers who are expecting to see academic resources, and not just information you found using Google which may be questionable, bias, or lack credibility or factual correctness.

Follow the instructions below:

1) Find Books

Use this page to find print and e-book resources on your topic. 

2) Find Articles

This is where you'll find articles of information for your topic. There are multiple databases you can use, and you should them as they cover varied aspects of your topic. You'll also be able to find information about your profession, art, culture, and gender.

3) Find Reference Information

Use these resources to find general information.

4) Interlibrary Loan

Here's where you can request a book or an article that is not in Boatwright Memorial Library.

5) Off Campus 

This is a direct link with proxy information to assist when working off campus.

Print Reference Resources

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Quick Resources for Selecting your Topic

Reference Sources are often a great place to start when you are selecting your topic. Try searching these for themes such as "Paranormal" or "Parapsychology", or the specific idea you are interested in.