Welcome to the Libraries' AMETH 450 Class Guide! This guide is meant to help you learn how to use the plethora of K-State Libraries' resources. If this guide does not have the information and/or guidance you are looking for, do not hesitate to Ask A Librarian for help at any time during the Libraries' service hours.
Before you do any in-depth research, it is always benficial to consult reference (encyclopedia) resources about your topic. While websites like Wikipedia are easy to use and can provide a quick way to find keywords for your given topic, the content is not considered credible because there is no clear and reliable way to know how credible the authors are.
Fortunately, the Libraries actually have two excellent online reference resources that are completely credible and will be incredibly useful when you begin your research.
|The CQ Researcher Plus Archive is a database of robust reports covering a wide array of topics including foreign affairs, social trends, health concerns, the economy, education, and technology. Reports also incorporate extensive citations, allowing researchers to pursue specific topics in greater detail.||Credo Reference is a database that allows you to rapidly search through over 600 different encyclopedias, dictionaries and biographies and has information on just about every ethnicity and nationality in the world.|