Creating Search Strategies for an argument paper Library Research
STEP ONE: Describe your topic… Fast food has negative impact on American Health
STEP ONE: Research your topic… How much fast food do Americans eat? What is its effect on American Health
Your personal viewpoint should be supported by arguments, reason, proof, and evidence  from scholarly, research & factual ...
Research the opposite side of your viewpoint as well. STEP Three: Be ready for the opposition…
<ul><li>fast food </li></ul><ul><li>junk food </li></ul><ul><li>convenience food </li></ul>Think of synonyms, variations, ...
Convenience food related term wellness United States Junk food related term health America(n) Americans Fast food key conc...
Convenience food related term wellness United States Junk food related term health America(n) Americans Fast food key conc...
<ul><li>COMBINE YOUR TERMS   </li></ul>Connect keywords with  AND : fast food   AND   Americans   AND  health Connect rela...
Plural vs. singular =  different results Watch for misspellings Use truncation *  eg.) America*   returns>> America, Ameri...
<ul><li>Try different keywords (synonyms & related terms) </li></ul><ul><li>Try different combinations using  AND  &  OR <...
<ul><li>Need Help?  – Ask a Librarian </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference Desk  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Phone: (716) 28...
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Wrt 100 food argument

  1. 1. Creating Search Strategies for an argument paper Library Research
  2. 2. STEP ONE: Describe your topic… Fast food has negative impact on American Health
  3. 3. STEP ONE: Research your topic… How much fast food do Americans eat? What is its effect on American Health
  4. 4. Your personal viewpoint should be supported by arguments, reason, proof, and evidence from scholarly, research & factual information sources. Careful: Opinions & Editorials from newspapers & journals may not always be the best support for your side… STEP TWO: Back up your argument…
  5. 5. Research the opposite side of your viewpoint as well. STEP Three: Be ready for the opposition…
  6. 6. <ul><li>fast food </li></ul><ul><li>junk food </li></ul><ul><li>convenience food </li></ul>Think of synonyms, variations, and related terms for your concepts. STEP THREE : EXPAND YOUR KEYWORDS
  7. 7. Convenience food related term wellness United States Junk food related term health America(n) Americans Fast food key concept Keyword 3 Keyword 2 Keyword 1 Consider synonyms, variations, or related terms for your concepts. related term
  8. 8. Convenience food related term wellness United States Junk food related term health America(n) Americans Fast food key concept Keyword 3 Keyword 2 Keyword 1 Use these keywords when searching databases, search engines & the catalog. related term
  9. 9. <ul><li>COMBINE YOUR TERMS </li></ul>Connect keywords with AND : fast food AND Americans AND health Connect related terms with OR fast food AND ( America OR United States ) AND health
  10. 10. Plural vs. singular = different results Watch for misspellings Use truncation * eg.) America* returns>> America, American, Americans Use quotes eg.) “low tolerance” Returns>> exact term instead of searching for low and tolerance individually Research tips to increase results:
  11. 11. <ul><li>Try different keywords (synonyms & related terms) </li></ul><ul><li>Try different combinations using AND & OR </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you spelled your keywords correctly </li></ul><ul><li>Try a different database </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t give up! Ask a Librarian for help with your topic </li></ul>Didn’t find articles related to your topic?
  12. 12. <ul><li>Need Help? – Ask a Librarian </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference Desk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Phone: (716) 286-8022 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>e-mail: [email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>in person for one-on-one help </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.niagara.edu/library </li></ul></ul></ul>Services and Information Resources
  13. 13. Let’s begin to search!
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