Know your assignment, its parameters and your due date. Your paper will be 10-12 pages and must include a list of works cited. You will use the topic you selected earlier in the semester.
BOOKS - There are generally fewer books on any given topic than articles, but you will find a good amount of material and will need to limit your search accordingly. Relevant keywords are indispensible for a workable search, whether in books, articles or even the web. Think about your topic before you begin. If you phrase it in the form of a question, it might help you select the most useful keywords.
ARTICLES - When searching, search for current information in articles you may need to be more specific.
Truncation/Wild Card - Use of the asterisk in a search is a function called truncation. This allows you to expand your search. All possible endings of the word will be brought up in addition to the word radiograph* you will retrieve materials with the words radiograph, radiography, radiographers, etc.