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Getting Started with Research: 1. Search for Background Info & Key Words

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Concept Mapping & Keywords

Concept maps are great for generating ideas and keywords as learning more about your topic.  Try making one of your own!

Example of a concept map


Related Guides

Databases for Background Research

These databases provide background information, encyclopedia articles, definitions, and an overview of your topic.

The Research Process

Selecting Keywords

Power Searching Google Tips & Website Evaluation

Fake Lincoln Quote WeKnowMemesUse these resources for finding and evaluating sources on Google.

Identifying Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Sources