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EC 2301 & EC 2303 - Introductory Macroeconomics / Microeconomics - Roman

research tools for use in Dr. Belinda Roman's classes

Developing Your Search Words

Build a search by generating search words

  • Build on information from your background reading to come up with a topic.
    • Search Topic: Why do people protest against the World Trade Organization.
  • Brainstorm a list of words (your search vocabulary). Think about the words you could use in your searches to find more information on your potential topic.
    • Search words: World Trade Organization, WTO, protest movements, riots, activists, etc....

Record your process

  • Write down you topic, search terms, and/or any questions.  This record will help you examine your ideas, help you generate new search words, and serve a reminder of useful searches to use in other sources like Google Scholar.

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