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Topics

A topic may be:

1. assigned by your professor
2. developed through discussion
3. developed by reading or via the media
4. of personal interest
5. based on professional experience

A topic should:

-- be very interesting to you
-- not be too broad and not be too narrow

For example, you may decide on a topic while reading a book or while listening to the news.

Further develop your topic as you locate information. You may need to broaden or narrow it.

      

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    Search Strategies

     

    Use this guide, the Cressman Library Researching... LibGuide, to get started and to refer to throughout the research process.

    Also, download the Search Strategies document for a checklist of steps to follow.

     

    Research -- books about the research process, include:

    Research

    Research questions will answer, for example:

     

    WHO - Who is affected by the topic?

    WHAT - What impact? What effect?

    WHEN - Current? Historic?

    WHERE - Local? International?

     

    "What effect does global warming have on public health in the United States?"

        
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