Research Paper Objectives:
You will take a position on a current issue or topic in physical and/or health education. Requirements include:
Place quotation marks around phrases of more than 1 word when searching. (EX: "physical education")
One of these keywords will need to be used with every search you do:
The following keywords can be used in combination with one of the above:
When using an EBSCO database to search subject terms, change the "Select a Field" option to indicate "SU Subject Terms." Place quotation marks around your subject terms as indicated above.
Find ideas in the syllabus, your text, class discussion, or Google News.
Narrow down a broad topic by asking yourself
the 5 W's: who? what? where? when? why?
As you search the databases, looking at
subject headings and abstracts can help you
focus your topic.
Using Boolean operators (AND, OR, and NOT) with your keywords will help you narrow or expand your results.
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