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University Library

Technology High School

A guide for Technology High School students to help them find information and resources for their assignments. It includes information on how to use the Sonoma State University Library and resources specific for class projects.

Inital Problem Research

How do you identify a problem in an industry? The best places to look can be newspapers reporting on the problem and professional organizations trying to tackle the problem. Resources that can be helpful in this part of your research could be:

Newspaper Databases
Professional Organizations

There are a lot of professional organizations, and the one you look at depends on the industry you choose. Having a hard time finding one? Use Wikipedia to determine what professional organization is right for you!

Verifying the Problem

For the purposes of your course, a valid problem refers to a problem that other credible sources also identify as a problem. Resources that can be helpful in this part of your research could be:

Industry Research Reports

Design Research

Time to research the feasibility of a solution! Resources that can be helpful in this part of your research could be:

Scholarly Articles
Patents