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)
In addition to the link to Thesaurus.com below, MS Word has a built-in thesaurus:
Use keywords to find topic arguments in research tools.
Topic Question: How does gender impact attitudes towards nursing as a profession?
Keywords: gender attitude nursing