Once you have collected some search terms you need for your research, you can start looking for relevant resources for your research.
So what are good resources?
Think about the aim and context of your research. What kind of information do you need for your research? Different kinds of information can be found in different types of resources, such as newspapers, academic journals, magazines, databases with company info etc.
Search efficiently: save time!
For example, say you want to buy some coffee. You might go and have a look at a huge discounter shop. They have all sorts of stuff there, might even have coffee and it could be anywhere in the shop. Once you located it, if they have it at all, it turns out they only have limited choice. This you might also find while using Google as a source. There is an enormous offer of stuff you don't need, it takes a lot of time to find what you need, if you can find it at all, and it might in the end not be what you were looking for and/or of poor quality.
So you go to the supermarket. There's more options available and it's neatly stored together. This is like using our search engine Kaluga. But you can't yet find the coffee specialties.
So if you want the coffee specialties - the quality stuff - you go to a specialty coffee shop. This is like using Avans' databases like MarketLine, WARC and Business Source Ultimate. (There is a whole lot more you can check on Databases Economics Xplora)
In the video below on 'where to search' we have used 'meat replacements', as a category example. You can try out the tactics used in this video on your own category or topic.
Also, our search engine Kaluga has a new look. Therefore some things look slightly different from what is shown in the video.
Via the Avans search engine many e-books, books, journal articles and databases can be looked up. You can search on topic, author, title, publisher or search term combinations. It
Add the title, author or search terms into the search bar below and directly search Kaluga