This guide will help you find resources and information for your research paper in Technical Writing.
If you need help with library search tools and resources, just click on the Research Help tab. For other questions about your assignment, consult with your professor.
After you've selected a new technology, start with some basic background research. Reference materials like subject-specific encyclopedias are great for this! These specialized references provide clear and reliable introductions, making it easier to grasp the basics.
To find an encyclopedia article on your topic:
Your background research should help you identify some of the key components of your paper outline: problems the technology solves, how it works, existing technologies or solutions to the problem, benefits of the new technology, and concerns with the new technology.
Conduct additional research on these topics using Search@UW on the library homepage, or in one of the databases listed below. These databases are more curated collections of resources that may help you conduct a more focused search.