If you are writing a thesis or a book, for sure there are ideas you want to include but you do not have sufficient knowledge about. Thus, you need materials you can use to complement what you know or, at least, support your proposition.
Nowadays, it is easier to find materials you can use for your publication. Unlike before, writers have to conduct all sorts of experiment and have appointments with their predecessors to be able to write credible articles. But where are you going to find good research books and materials?
1. Public Libraries – you are blessed if there is a public library near your place. You can spend an hour or two reading related books inside a library or you can ask librarians to help you find books containing certain topics. Public libraries are a good source of research materials.
2. School Libraries – you can also try school libraries if you cannot find good books from public libraries. University libraries have a complete set of books for almost all topics because there are thousands of students who might be researching. If you can gain access to the libraries in the schools near you, then that would be a perfect idea.
3. Encyclopedia – conventionally, the encyclopedia is composed of several volumes of books. Nowadays, the encyclopedia is compressed into several numbers of CDs. More often, public and private libraries have this type of encyclopedia, or you can purchase it from computer stores in your locality. If you have a friend you has it that would be better to keep you away from any hassles.
4. Online Encyclopedia – if you an internet connection, your research will become even easier. There are online encyclopedias available for your perusal like Wikipedia and the like. Moreover, you should know that the Internet itself is a collection of billions and billions of information or articles you can use for your research.
Furthermore, there are book search engines which can point you to specific books online that you can use. All you need to do is to do a quick search typing the keyword from your topic, and if there are electronic books available for download, you will be presented with relevant results. In short, important and relevant research books are just a click away.