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For an overview of the research process, along with worksheets you can use, read through the research guide below:
Choosing a topic can be tricky. Below are some tips for choosing a topic:
If you find that articles have been published on your topic, and you don't feel overwhelmed by the number of articles there are, you might have the perfect topic for you!
Tip: Zero results in a database doesn't always mean that there are no articles about your topic. Sometimes you just haven't found the "right" search word(s) yet. Can you find different words that mean basically the same thing?
Before searching for articles in a database, write down possible keywords you could use for searching. Include all of the following in your list:
Search with different combinations of these words. It often takes a few searches before you find a combination of search words that retrieve the results you want.