This worksheet will walk you through the process of refining your research question through background research. Please complete the worksheet before completing the ENGL 1010/1011 Online Library Instruction module.
Try different keywords.
-Identify the most important 2-4 words from your research question. These are your key concepts.
-For each key concept, make a list of other words/phrases with the same or related meanings. These will be your keywords!
- Use a thesaurus to find synonyms or similar phrases.
- If you don't know enough about your topic, Google your topic to gather more keywords.
Remember: Your search results will directly reflect the language you use.
Academic language = academic results.