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HONR 111 (Nyland): Topic Exploration - Sustainability

+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)


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Image by Alexas_Fotos from Pixabay 

Keyword Exercise

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Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay 


Use keywords to find topic arguments in research tools.

Topic Question: "What are some of the current sustainability issues surrounding global climate change? "

Keywords:      "climate change"          global         sustainability

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: