Tip #1: Search Terms
In this tip, you will learn how
to determine the words and phrases that reflect your information
needs. Think about various ways in which you can identify your
subject areas. Identify key concepts and terms by asking relevant
questions about the variables that exist in your research question.
For example, these questions
might be asked in regards to research on plagiarism:
- How widespread is the problem
of academic plagiarism in America's colleges and universities.
- Which technologies that actually
promote plagiarism are available to students?
- Which technologies are available
to catch students who plagiarize?
- What other methods are being
used to successfully combat or deter plagiarism and cheating?