Exercise _ 3 Research

Exercise _ 3 Research - RESEARCH EXERCISE # 3 SEARCH...

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RESEARCH EXERCISE # 3 SEARCH STRATEGY WORKSHEET NAME……………………………………………………………………. STEP 1. Expressing your “Information Need” The ability to express your topic in a researchable way is the first step in developing a successful search strategy. Simply stating “I need information about e-commerce for an economics paper” is not enough; it is analogous to saying, “I need food” in a restaurant. The “information need” is your preliminary thesis or your research question . Don’t worry about the grammar. You can even say “ Current status of stem cells research in the USA and India; private and federal funding, and applications. ” BE SPECIFIC . __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ STEP 2. Key Concepts , Alternative Search Terms, Boolean Operators, Phrases, and Truncation a) From your sentences above select those terms that specifically define your topic and circle them . These “Keywords” are the terms you will use to begin searching library resources. Write your
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