What kinds of information do you need?
Where is that information available?
What is the easiest way to get it?
Who is going to study the topic?
Write down terms that relate to your subjectsDetermine vocabulary that may be used in a database
Collect data or statistics that support your argument
Search for books or articles that have both pro and con argumentsSearch for articles that are all pro or all con
Narrows a search
Both terms appear in same record
Terms have different meanings
example: infidelity AND culture
ORBroadens a search
Either term may appear in record
Terms have similar meanings
example: adultery OR cheating
Can look for multiple endings of a word or plurals
Allows you to specify how close you want your terms to appear in the record
online w1interaction within ONE word
connect your variables
Fast Food and Obesity
Prop* 47 and “crime rate”
(college or university) and employment
Databases by Topic or the databases on this course guide
Does the source:
Help you answer your research question?
Meet the requirements of your assignment?
Include relevant information for your topic?
Give the pro or con of an argument?
Provide data or facts?
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