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SOCI 201 (McEntee): Home



Use keywords to find topic arguments in research tools.

Topic statement: "How does violence in video games affect kids?"

Keywords:    violence  video games   kids

Academic language (and therefore an academic database) isn't always what we might expect it to be. Use the method modeled in the worksheet below to develop alternate keywords for each of the ones you have pulled out of your own research topic. They can be synonyms, broader terms, or more narrow terms.

For example: video games might generate a list like:

  • computer games
  • gaming
  • xbox
  • first person shooter
  • Fortnight

Scholarly Sources

Article Databases: an A-Z List

You can search for databases by name or by subject.

Databases A-Z List

Statistical Resources

Selecting an Organization