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COR 110 The Global Game


  1. Click the link below to access the Google Drive spreadsheet
  2. Select a line between 2 and 25 in the spreadsheet that no one else is using
  3. On your line, enter your name, your topic, and so on.

3. List keywords to define your topic

  • A keyword is a search term that conveys the principle concept of your topic - the more complicated the topic is, the more keywords you may need
  • State your research topic as a question or a thesis statement
  • Start your list of search terms using the words in the question/statement

For example, for the question
“What effect did the Carpetbaggers have on the economy of the southern United States after the Civil War?”

sample search terms are “carpetbaggers” “Civil War" "south" "United States" and “economy”

  • Think about the significant terms, concepts and words that describe your topic - these ideas are the key to searching for information in library catalogs, online databases and other resources
  • If the words you chose aren't working, try synonyms
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