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This Writing 2 library guide provides information on how to find resources for your technology and society research paper.

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How to Search for Information & Put Together a List of Sources

Think of key terms that will help answer your research question:

      Keywords:                                                                      Synonyms:

  _____________________________                    _______________________________

  _____________________________                    _______________________________

 

Then search relevant databases using the keywords you came up with. Combine synonyms using OR for more results:

( ____________________  OR  ____________________  OR  ___________________ )

AND

( ____________________  OR  ____________________  OR  ___________________ )


Booksprovide the most detailed background information.

Articlescontain more current or specific information.

Web Resourcescan be great research resources, especially current government research published only on the web.  But be careful! Anyone can put up a web page, so ask yourself if the site is reliable and accurate; evaluate the information you find.

Other Types of Information:  Statistics, a public opinion poll, maps, photographs, an expert or knowledgeable individuals, an almanac, etc.

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