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CCSD 2420 Research Guide: Classroom & Community Support: Books & Background Information

Books

 

Reference books, such as encyclopedias and handbooks, are good starting points for research.  They may be available in print or online, and can help you refine your topic and select words and phrases (search terms) to use in your searches.

Use the Library Catalogue to find books and ebooks on your topic.  Start with a KEYWORD search using words and phrases that describe your topic.

When you find a book that addresses your topic well, make note of the SUBJECTS assigned to it. They will be useful in finding more information on the same topic.  You might also find DVDs and streaming videos relating to your topic in the Library Catalogue.

                                                  

Getting Background Information

Encyclopedias, handbooks and reputable topic-specific websites are good starting points for research.  They can help you refine your topic and select words and phrases (search terms) to use in your searches.

The Encyclopedia of Disability and Rehabilitation (which can be transferred from the David Lam campus) is an excellent source for information on physical, mental, organic and traumatic disabilities.  Also, try the  Abilities Canada and National Dissemination Center for Children With Disabilities websites.