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Having trouble coming up with a topic for your paper? Have a topic, but need a more focused approach? Start here:
Browse topics and find background information
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Current or controversial topics:
Brinkerhoff, Celia. "Activity: Which Topic is Narrower?" Doing Research: A Student's Guide to Finding and Using the Best Sources, KPU Library, 2019, pressbooks.bccampus.ca/doingresearch/chapter/narrowing/ . Used with permission.
Don't type your entire Research Question into you Database search box. You need to identify the main keywords and use them to search for your resources:
The impact of sea level rise due to climate change on ecology of people living in coastal areas
Your turn: Labeling policy for genetically modified foods in Canada should be mandatory. Which terms are key concepts, and which one should not be used when searching in databases?
Activity: Identify main keywords in the sentences below
Brinkerhoff, Celia. "Activity: Focus on the Keywords of a Research Question." Doing Research: A Student's Guide to Finding and Using the Best Sources, KPU Library, 2019, pressbooks.bccampus.ca/doingresearch/chapter/keywords/.
(Used under CC-BY 4.0 International licence.)