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ENGL 1130 College Composition : Parsil

Resources for Research and Writing

3 Tools/4 Steps/Your Topic

 

Step One: Google. Write down the search terms(s) you are using.

 

Step Two: Library Catalog: Try the same term(s) as a Subject Search in the library catalog. Look for new terms to use in the next step.

 

Step Three: Academic Search Complete: Using the search terms from Step Two, do a Subject Search in ASC.

 

Step Four: Brainstorm: Continue using the searching steps and brainstorming until you have a topic.

 

Real World/Real Student

"Research is always the hardest part of writing a paper for me. Luckily, the words come easily for me, it's just finding the material to back it up that gives me problems."

Google Search/Step One

UT Library Catalog Search/Step Two

Academic Search Complete/Step Three

Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is UT’s largest scholarly, multi-subject article database.

Brainstorm/Step Four

Using the terms from your three searches, evaluate possible topics. For more ideas, go back to Step One and start again using the ideas from the first three searches. Continue using the searching steps and brainstorming until you have a topic.

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