9. Research and Believability

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How to Research

There are many ways to go about gathering the information you need. In most respects they're the same methods you would use to research any other subject, whether it's for a school report or a historical novel. There are a large number of resources available; you just have to apply yourself to making use of them.

1. Libraries

A good starting point for any research. If you don't find what you need on your own, ask the reference librarians. That's what they're there for; they're trained to help people locate information. Depending on your subject matter, encyclopedias and other reference books might suit your needs. For more up-to-date information — for example, for the latest in scientific research — browse the periodicals.


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