The wisest place to start a research project is by looking at reference material (like encyclopedias and dictionaries). These sources provide great background and topic overviews. This allows researchers to fully understand the big picture before diving into the topic. It will also give the researcher the opportunity to narrow down a topic to a manageable question, that interests him or her.
Below is a selection of databases that are a great starting place. Explore a couple of these databases to get the best understanding. Make notes of key concepts related to the topic. They will be useful once the researcher starts to create comprehensive search strategies when diving into the article databases.
• gun • firearm • campus carry • S11 • gun control • gun violence • conceal carry • gun politics •
• Texas • arms trade • crime • domestic terrorism • hate crimes • school violence •
• media violence• right to bear arms • hunting • Second Amendment to the United States Constitution •