When you understand what types of information are published in each type of resource, you will be able to choose a resource most suitable to your research needs.
The best resource to find a concise overview or summary of a topic, written by a topic specialist. Often lists additional references. We have both print and electronic reference works.
Example of a print reference source:
Encyclopedia of smoking and tobacco
Reference - 1st Floor - Bremerton Campus
Call Number: 362.296 Hi616e
The best resource to find more in-depth analysis of a subject although it may not be as broad a view as a reference work. Not as current as periodical articles. We have both print and electronic books.
Example of a print book:
Combating teen smoking : research and policy strategies
Non-Fiction Circulating Bks - 2nd Floor - Bremerton Campus
Call Number: 362.2967 Co731j
The best source for small segments of a topic, current articles on a topic, analysis of current events, and/or targeted research studies. Can be newspapers, trade journals, popular magazines, or scholarly journals. We have both print and electronic periodicals.
Example of a scholarly article:
OCathail, SM, et al. "Association of Cigarette Smoking with Drug use and Risk Taking Behaviour in Irish Teenagers." Addictive Behaviors 36.5 (2011): 547. ProQuest Research Library. Web. 17 Jan. 2012.