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English 205: Business Writing/Khatchadourian: Getting Started

Recommended sources and research strategies for business report assignment

Survey for March 31st
Library Sessions

Please click on the link for your class and answer the four survey questions:

Library Research Worksheet

Using your own research topic, follow the steps in this worksheet to work through the keyword search process (illustrated
in the box to the right).

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For help researching a business topic:

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After clicking on a database or resource, you will be prompted to log-in using your ePanther ID and password.

Results for March 31st
Library Sessions

Beginning the Research Process

   Define your research topic / research question

Write one or more sentences and/or questions defining your research topic.


Example: What are important criteria to consider when relocating a business?


     Describe your topic using keyword searches.

Select the "keywords" (main concepts) that describe your research topic. To get the best set of search results, also think of synonyms or alternate terms for each of your keywords.
















Next write a few search statements. Combine your keywords with "and." Remember to use quotation marks and truncation if appropriate.

Example: business* and relocat* and criteria

You are now ready to begin searching for articles and books.

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