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POM POLI 008 - Introduction to International Relations - Professor Reiling - Fall 2017

Defining Your Information Need

Thinking through your search before you begin will help you be more effective overall. Think about the questions below to help yourself devise the most useful study strategy to you. 

Generating Keywords

An important part of researching your topic is generating important concepts to look for information on, or keywords. If you need help brainstorming different keywords to find sources on your topic, or are a visual learner, this tool might help with mapping out your ideas. 

Place your main idea in the center box, then break it down into subsequent ideas or sections. Brainstorm different words or terms you could research in order to find information on those topics! 

Tools for brainstorming keywords

Boolean Operator Video Playlist

HOM Covered: Inquiry

Instructions to librarian: You can copy this box to a LibGuide to place the current playlist of Boolean operator videos. As more videos are added, they will automatically be added to this playlist. If you would like to embed a single video (not the whole playlist) and need assistance, please contact Dani. Additionally, you can access all the videos by clicking on the YouTube icon on the video.