Focus on the information need


  • What is my assignment or the information problem to be solved?
  • What are my questions and/or thesis sentence?
  • What types of information will be needed?
  • How will I organize my search plan?
  • What keywords and alternate search terms would be best for my topic?
  • What search terminology and techniques should I use?



1)Selecting a Topic for Your Research Project - Website - Reviewed by Santana & Lahey
http://library.wcc.hawaii.edu/Tools/topics.html

2)Focusing topics for Science Research Paper, students take a survey to create a list of research topic Ideas: http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/recommender_register.php reviewed by Levine

3) Developing a Research Thesis - Website - Reviewed by Santana
http://www.esc.edu/htmlpages/writerold/menud.htm

4) What is a research paper thesis statement? - Website - Reviewed by Santana
http://www.essaytown.com/writing/research-paper-thesis-statement