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Write down what you already know. This may include:
Next, do a little background research to find out more or fill in the gaps in your existing knowledge, then dig deeper to find evidence to support your ideas.
Please email Sarah the Librarian if you need anything along the way.
Choose keywords and search terms wisely!
A good way to select keywords is to parse out your research question or topic. For instance, if your topic is the economic impact of rapid industrialization in China, your keywords might be:
Use quotes when you want to search for your search terms as a phrase.
Finding information in books can be a useful, but daunting aspect of the research process. For this paper, you do not need to use books. That said, if you are interested in using book sources, here are a few ways to tackle books to make them worth your while.