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InfoSkills1: Defining Your Topic

What this module is about

Before you can search for information, you need to clearly define what you are searching for. Use keywords as the basis for all research. To find the best keywords you need to unpack your research question and find related concepts and words that will give you relevant results.
Unpacking the Question
UnpackingIn this section, you will learn how to break down your research question and identify the key concepts.
Analysing the Topic
analysingHere, you will learn how to develop your understanding of the topic and generate similar and related concepts and terms.
Gathering Search Terms
gatheringLastly, you will learn how to organise your keywords so you can create effective searches quickly and easily.

 

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