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CSS 100: Brainstorming

What you need to consider

Thinking about your topic before you start to search for information helps you find good information.  It doesn't take a lot of time and you will find it helps. Think about terms for each element of our topic - this can help make sure your retrieve as much as you can.  For example, a search on the pros and cons of eating meat.  Our Search Term Worksheet is below. The life terms would be entered meat OR beef OR pork.

Search Term Worksheet

 

 

Concept 1

AND

Concept 2

AND

Concept 3

OR

meat

 

consumption

 

health

beef

 

eat*

 

quality of life

pork

 

diet

 

nutrition

lamb

 

ingest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source:  Burkhardt, J.M., MacDonald, M.C., & Rathemacher, A.J. (2010). Teaching information literacy: 50 standards-based exercises for college students. Chicago: American Library Association, p. 32.

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