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Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies: How do I start my research

Your guide to finding electronic and print Antarctic resources via UTAS libraries

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Dictionaries & Encyclopaedias

Why use them?

A good way to start your research is to use dictionaries and encyclopaedias like the ones listed on this page. Define your topic by using subject dictionaries. Find background information in encyclopaedias and handbooks. Its important to get a broad understanding of your topic before you start narrowing your research. Dictionaries and encylopaedias can help you identify other keywords and alternative terms that you can use in your database searching.