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Videos to watch before class

During your library visit, we will talk about finding and using good information. Please watch these videos before class so that we can work together on finding information for your writing assignments.

Developing keywords for your search

It's important to remember that scholarly databases use keywords in their searching. You should identify the main ideas of your speech topic and focus on those. Remember that you'll also want to think of synonyms for the terms and also consider how scholars in the discipline talk about the topic.

Consider using this worksheet as a guide to keep track of the keywords that you use.

Keywords and search strategies

Databases to search

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