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21W.022: Reading and Writing Autobiography Section 1: Search Strategies

This is the course guide for Susan Carlisle's sections of 21W.022

Mind Mapping

 

Bubbl.us

Developing keywords from your research topic question is the first place to start before research. The video below will unpack how to do this task. You can use Bubbl.us to keep all your keywords including related terms and synonyms in one place. It also can help to visually see how terms are related to others. See the example below.

 

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Template

How to develop keywords for your topic

Search Tips

Truncation Searching:


Truncation is used to shorten a keyword to its root-word level. It also finds all suffixes or endings of a word.

Use the asterisk:

histor*

Truncation symbol with this example will retrieve: history, histories, historic, historical, historian, etc.