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GEOG 110 - Harris: Topics & Keywords

+In the research process: CASUAL SEARCHING

1. Explore  (casual web searching / keywords)
2. Scholarly conversations (library databases: articles)
3. Support arguments (source citation)
4. Drafts & revisions (librarians & Writing Center)


Keyword Exercise

Fill out the keyword sheet to explore wording that is used to describe your topic.

A simple tool such as a thesaurus may allow you to find keyword variations that can be used to search the library catalog, article databases, etc.


In addition to the link to below, MS Word has a built-in thesaurus:

Exploring Your Topic



Virgin Islands National Park

What does Wikipedia have to say?