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Gendron: ENL110 Foundations of Library Research

Research for the comparison/contrast paper

Analyze Your Research Needs


  • What is your assignment? 
    • Write a paper on a topic of your choosing.
    • The paper will be a comparison/contrast.
  • What types of information sources does Professor Gendron want you to find? 
    • Find sources from periodical databases. 
    • Using web sites from Google searches is discouraged.

Select a Research Subject

  • What is your research subject?
  • What interests you? 
  • Are there any issues in the news that you would like to know more about? 
  • What are some key words that describe your topic?
  • Are there additional key words that you might use to modify your topic?

Construct a Search Strategy

Student Search Strategy Worksheet