A good research topic...
Can’t think of a topic to research? Get ideas from:
See the Background Information tab for more starter sources.
Sources that provide a broad, general view of a topic are a great place to get quick facts and ideas. Bear in mind you will not end your research here - you still need to use in-depth sources to complete your project (see next tab).
Starter sources include:
Search terms (or keywords) are single words and short phrases that describe your topic. Search terms are entered into the library catalog and databases and can be refined throughout the research process.
Find search terms in:
Finding too much information?
Your topic may be too broad. Narrow it by:
Not finding enough information?
Your topic may be too narrow. Broaden it by:
You need to be very careful when using information found on the internet for your research. Because anyone can create websites, information on the web cannot be trusted. That said, the internet can be very useful for some things. Wikipedia and Google can be good places to begin research but they should NEVER be where you end your research.
Boolean Operators are words and symbols that group keywords in specific ways.