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HONR 111 (Lycett): Topic Exploration

+The Research Process: Explore Topic Basics

1. Explore topic basics (casual web searching)
2. Background (library catalog: books)

3. Current research (library databases: journal articles)

4. Support your argument (source citation)

5. Drafts & revisions (research librarians & Writing Center)

Keyword Exercise

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Keyword Exercise

Use keywords to find topic arguments in research tools.

Topic question: "Is storytelling the best way to communicate science to a non-scientific audience?"


"communicating science"

"non-scientific audience"

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


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