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ENGL 103 Payne: Topic to Keywords

In the research process: Keywords

1. Identify a good topic you care about enough to argue about (keywords & background articles)
2. Learn the background (library Discovery tool: books)
3. Discover scholarly conversations (library databases: journal articles)
4. Support your argument (source citation)
5. Rinse, repeat; drafts & revisions (research librarians, writing center)





Having read your three articles on millennial dating, you need to use at least 2 of those sources + some popular sources + 1 scholarly source to make your point in your argument paper.  


➨. at least 2 of the articles that Dr. Payne provided

➨.  popular sources (Vanity Fair, New York Times, Cosmo, etc.)

➨. 1 scholarly source



In order to find good articles that help you totally make your point, you need to know how to best describe what it is you are looking for.  In librarian terms, this is called "generating keywords".