• Define your research topic / research question.
Write one or more sentences and/or questions defining your research topic.
Example: How can nonprofits communicate effectively using social media ?
• 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.
|Synonyms:||nonprofit organizations||social networking|
|Synonyms:||not for profits|
• Next, write a few search statements.
Combine your keywords with "and". Remember to use quotation marks, if appropriate.
Example: "nonprofit organizations" and "social media"