The answers to these questions will influence where you look to find additional information to support your thesis. The following table shows various approaches you might use to find information geared to specific audiences, purposes and time frames.
|Audience/Purpose||Time Frame/Currency||Useful Formats for Information||Good "Tools" for Finding Information|
|General audience or background info||Current issue or concurrent with discussion in the past||Magazine or newspaper articles||General index (e.g. Academic Search Elite)|
|General audience or overview of broad topic||Topic/issue under discussion for some time||Books||OSU Libraries Catalog|
|Specialized information for researchers or informed readers||Current issue or concurrent with discussion in the past||Journal articles||Subject-specialized indexes|
|Overview of specialized topic/issue for researchers or informed readers||Specific topic/issue under discussion for some time||Books||OSU Libraries catalog, Orbis, or WorldCat|