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GEOG/BIOL 150 - Smullen: Topics & Keywords

+In the research process: KEYWORDS / 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)

 

Thesaurus

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

Keywords / Exploring Your Topic

My topic for this assignment is:

 

~lead paint in the United States ~

 

What does Wikipedia have to say about lead paint?  

This information will help me fill out the keyword worksheet (below) easily!

Keyword Exercise

Fill out the GEOG/BIOL 150 keyword sheet to help you better understand how to create a search string to use in the library search engines.