Place quotation marks around phrases of more than 1 word when searching. (EX: "intercultural communication") The list below includes topic/keyword ideas for beginning communication research.
Additional terms affecting sociological topics:
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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