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Brainstorm KEYWORDS to help you search. When you start, you may not have many ideas, but as you find sources you will find more keywords - skim titles and subjects for keywords to add to your keyword bank.
Example Topic: Genetically Modified Foods
- genetically modified organisms
- genetically engineered foods
- genetic modification
- genetic engineering
- transgenic animals
- gene transplantation
- golden rice
Finding Popular Articles
Using a secondary source article can help the class get an overview of a complex topic. Check out these sites for credible secondary articles.
Finding Scholarly Articles
Scholarly Primary Source Articles give detailed, specific and technical information about a narrow topic. Consider assigning the class one longer scholarly article to show the type of research being done on your topic.
PMC (Formerly PubMed Central)
Free archive of full-text biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
Searches the open web for articles. Many will not be full text. Good for searching for a specific article when you know the title.
Searches all of our databases at once and returns all kinds of results (books, videos, etc.) so use wisely! Ask a Librarian for help.
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