Research Paper . English 12. If we knew what we were doing it wouldn't be called research. -- Albert Einstein. Choosing a topic. Make a list of ideas Use an online idea generator or list of topics (these links available online) http://www.lib.odu.edu/libassist/idea/index.php
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If we knew what we were doing
it wouldn't be called research.
-- Albert Einstein
Make a list of words and ideas related to your topic and alternative ways to identify your topic (for example, death penalty and capital punishment)
Use a Thesaurus to come up with alternative terms for your topic http://thesaurus.reference.com/
Use a subject guide http://find.galegroup.com/ovrc/subjectguide.do?prodId=OVRC&method=displayForm&userGroupName=lom_soughtandhs
Use Boolean operators
Keep a journal of search successes and failuresWhat key words can you use to search for information?