Once you have decoded the question you might have a rough idea for the structure of the essay. In order to refine this and fill in more detail you will have to read literature that can help you develop your knowledge on the topic.
Finding relevant literature of good quality can sometimes be the first hurdle. Although the next pages give you some tips for the search and selection process, the real experts in this field are the LIBRARIANS. You can find more information about your subject and find the contact details for your subject librarian on this website. You can also find a link to their SMILE online guide in Blackboard.
For ELS tips on choosing literature, simply go to the next page in this section.