College assignments will require you to find scholarly articles and research studies from academic journal publications.
To find this type of information, you will need to search in a library database.
Using Google or Wikipedia will not be adequate for scientific research.
The NSU Libraries provide free access to hundreds of databases on a variety of subjects.
Some databases are more appropriate for specific topics.
If you are not sure which database to use, ask a librarian for recommendations.
For topics related to biology or health sciences, start your search in the PubMed database. (Log in with your SharkLink username and password.)
To search in a library database, you will need to pull out the keywords that describe your topic from your research question. These keywords will become your initial search terms.
Topic: Heart Rate
Research Question: How does exercise affect heart rate?
Keywords (Search Terms): heart rate, exercise
Research Question: How does osmosis allow plant roots to draw water from soil?
Keywords (Search Terms): osmosis, plants or plant roots, water, soil