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Eng 152 Database Searching

This guide includes information to help students perform database searching effectively and efficiently. Topics include using keywords, subject terms, and boolean searching, and other tips for finding, saving, and citing information from the library datab

Topic and keywords

Topic suggestions from Opposing Viewpoints

Place your topic within its broader and/or narrower contexts: 

World History → Ancient History → Ancient Rome → Emperors → Julius Cesar

Narrow your topic to one that is manageable. Example  of Mind Map from Credo Reference 

Remember that research is not simply gathering information. You should always be attempting to solve a problem or to answer a question: "Research is not a compilation exercise but an opportunity to address an issue or solve a problem" (Badke "Creating Research Questions").