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Getting Started

Before you Begin: Know the Assignment

  • What type of paper is this? Informative? Argumentative? Research? Creative?
  • What question are you trying to answer?
  • Is there more than one part to the assignment?
  • What length is your final paper supposed to be?
  • How many resources are required?
  • What types of resources are required?
  • When is the assignment due?

Before Searching

  • What is your thesis? Unless you are writing a creative paper, you should have a thesis that you are trying to support.
  • What are the keywordsin your thesis statement or in the question you are trying to answer? These will become your search terms.
    Example Thesis: "Fire is used as a symbol in many of the world's religions."
    Example Keywords: Fire, Symbol, Religion
  • Brainstorm additional search terms by finding words with similar meanings.
    Example 1, Keyword "Symbol": representation, image, icon
    Example 2, Keyword "Religion": faith, beliefs (related words), Hinduism (specific example)
     
 

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