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Revelation: Research Skills

For more information or for help researching your topic, please make an appointment to meet with a librarian.  You can make an appointment here or by emailing  Research appointments can be conducted via Zoom or phone or in person. We are here to assist you with all your research needs, so please do not hesitate to ask. 

Choosing a Topic

Moving from research assignment to thesis statement:

1. Area: Start with a general area of interest.  The assignment might dictate specific areas which can aid you in choosing your topic.

2. Subject: List subjects that fit within that area.

3. Topic: Select just one of the subjects to be the topic of your research.

4. Aspect: List different aspects of the topic.

5. Description: Choose the aspect of the topic that you want to explore further and formulate a description of your topic.

Search Strategies

Identifying Keywords/Search Terms

Information Literacy @ Cairn

For more information on Research Skills, check out the Information Literacy Module.  Found on the Masland Library website or click on the link below.