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Here are a few options for getting started with your research. While the scientific articles are the primary source for your research, sometimes they are a bit complicated to read without additional background information. Here are some starting point to fill in your knowledge when getting started.
Subject Specific Encyclopedias such as Access Science can be used to look up more information on topics, for example for this class, you might want to check out this search for x-ray fluorescence analysis
Popular science articles or a press releases (secondary source that describes research) can be used to read a plain language summary of the original research.
Search to library catalog to find books that can give you a foundation on the topic.
Then you can find scientific or peer reviewed journal articles (Although I recommend cycling back through the above as you encounter new questions and information!)
use site:nationalgallery.org.uk/research/research-resources/technical-bulletin to use Google to search the Technical Bulletin Archive
SIFT is a set of four 'moves' you can use when evaluating a source.
Investigate the source -
Find Better Coverage -
Trace claims, quotes, and media back to original media -
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