Research tip – hit your local library

Help with your research

I have been working on a story for Jimmy James about Magic Lanterns. This has involved a lot of research and quite a bit has been happening via the Internet.

Doing a Google search can be a bit hit and miss at the best of times and I couldn’t find the information I was looking for.

The other day, we were at a local park and there was a library near by. The kids were getting bored so we headed to the library at the boys request. (I don’t know too many 10 year old boys who get excited at the prospect of spending time in the library… but that’s Mr N!)

I started a search for “Magic Lantern” in the catalogue, hoping to find a book, but was dissatisfied with the results. So I had a chat with the librarian. She did a search and found a couple of websites that hadn’t come up in the Google searches I did at home. She printed out the information for me and made me promise to come back when my book was published as she loved the idea behind the story.

So, my research tip for today is to hit your local library and chat to the librarian. They have a wealth of knowledge of where to look for information and tweaking search terms to help you find what you are looking for.

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