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GEOG 104 - Smullen: Topics & Keywords

Helping students in GEOG 104 get ready for their in-class presentations...

+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)

 

Keyword Exercise

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

A simple tool such as a thesaurus may allow you to find keyword variations that can be used to search the library catalog, article databases, etc.

Thesaurus

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

Keywords / Exploring Your Topic

Estuaries

photograph of boats in water

Photograph by Frank Shepherd.  Used with Creative Commons permission.  

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