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How to Develop Research Questions/Topics
Before you begin the search,
1) Which topic in this class are you interested in?
-- think about all the readings, anything you find it useful
2) What are the current scholarships on this topic?
-- from the topic, try some search on Summon, Google Scholar or OBIS to start with.
3) What are the arguments/thesis of these scholarship? Do they agree with each other or against each other?
4) Which side of the argument you agree or disagree? Do you have your own argument?
-- from what you have found, extend your search, using Subject Heading search in OBIS, or particular database search for alternative keywords
Search Tips: how to use "AND" "OR" and "NOT";
|Each result contains all search terms.
||Each result contains at least one search term.
||Results do not contain the specified terms.
|The search heart and lung finds items that contain both heart and lung.
||The search heart or lung finds items that contain either heart or items that contain lung.
||The search heart not lung finds items that contain heart but do not contain lung.
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