Getting started on a research assignment can feel overwhelming. This guide will help you find the information you need! And don't forget: you can always reach out to a librarian to get help. You can email the Communications and Media Studies Librarian or make an appointment using the links in the left-hand sidebar.
The first thing you should do when starting a new assignment is to make sure you understand your instructor's requirements. Read the assignment carefully and identify what you are being asked to do. The kind of research assignment you're doing will help you to understand the kind of information you might need.
There are a lot of different kinds of sources in the library, and finding the right one will depend on what you already know and what you need to know.
Your assignment and research question will determine what kind of information you should look for. If you're not sure, don't hesitate to get in touch with a librarian to help you out.