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ADV 486: Resarching Your Topic

Selecting Keywords

Figuring how to search for your topic of interest can be frustrating! Grab a sheet of paper & take 30 seconds to write down as many words and phrases that might be in any way related to your topic.

  • Ask yourself "What else can I call this?", "What do I really want to know?", "Who cares about this issue?"
  • Try different combinations of different words when searching
    • Databases only find what we tell it to find, so variety is essential!

Researching Your Topic: Deeper Cuts

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