You are asked to "produce a university-level interdisciplinary research project on a topic that clearly connects to one of the course themes". Your proposal and annotated bibliography require "at least five (5) academic/scholarly sources" from both the sciences and arts/humanities/social sciences".
This guide reminds you of the techniques you learned in the Library Tutorials on Finding Articles, and offers tips to help find resources.
The tutorials on this page are helpful if you're confused.
It's difficult to research something you know very little about. The more you understand the topic, the easier it is to find appropriate search terms and to recognize whether an article or book might be relevant to your topic.
Many of the course readings have a bibliography/works cited/references list at the end. Search out some of the interesting documents through the library, using the skills you learned on "Finding a KNOWN Article" and "Finding Books".
You need to be able to READ a citation to do this effectively. See the tutorial on "Navigating from a Citation to a Document" if you need help with this.
When you access an online document (either a course reading or through an article search), check to see if there are any suggestions for related articles. They could be related by:
Remember to search in the RIGHT PLACE and use the BEST SEARCH TERMS.
These are some examples of books that could be of interest to research projects. To find others:
Books with call numbers are physical and must be retrieved from the library stacks; books with links are ebooks, accessible online.