This library guide provides resources for finding Evidence-Based Research for Lighting II.
For more information on the research process, creating a topic, coming up with search strategies, and more, try the Library's Research Fundamentals Guide.
To find books, ebooks, and videos in the library catalog, start your search below. (Or check out a suggested reference text!)
Remember to check the table of contents or index to see if the book has a section that might be relevant to your research question. You won't usually find a whole book on your exact topic, and that's okay!
These are all library resources that can be particularly helpful for finding evidence-based research for lighting design. Use these to find shorter, professional, and specific articles.
Sometimes you might need to try a more unique resource for your question. Here are a few suggestions. (Need more? Ask a Librarian!)
Is your research question related to health or medicine? Try:
Is your research question related to sustainability? Try:
Is your research question related to the consumer behaviors / values of certain demographics? Try:
SIFT is a helpful acronym for initially evaluating source credibility. SIFT (from Mike Caulfield) stands for:
Modified from Mike Caulfield's SIFT (Four Moves), which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Later, when you determine that the site is worth your time, you can analyze the source's content more carefully.
Citation styles provide rules for formatting your citations or references. Although there are many different citation styles, those most commonly used by students at College of DuPage are American Psychological Association (APA), Modern Language Association (MLA), and Chicago/Turabian. The style you should use is usually determined by the discipline or course in which you are working. Ask your instructor what style is required or recommended.
Although every citation style is different, there are some standard elements to record:
For electronic sources such as Web pages, you should record this additional information:
See our Citing Sources Guide, which will walk you through citing multiple sources in different styles.
Or, try Purdue Owl for a detailed guide to using different citation styles.
You can also use a Citation Manager, or, a tool for creating and organizing citations. A few suggestions are below: