Search smarter, not harder! Research can be messy, but having a search strategy will save you time and effort later on in the process.
Think about using a research journal to keep track of the keywords that you use while searching, so that you quickly figure out the most effective combination of search terms for your topic.
The first step in defining your research topic is to review your assignment or project requirements. Ask yourself:
Then, ask yourself some questions about the topic.
Creating research questions will allow you to identify key phrases which will assist you when you begin searching the Libraries' web site for articles, books and other resources. Based on your research questions, you can brainstorm keywords and phrases for your search.
Do male college students have more trouble managing their time then female students?
Keywords:college students, undergraduates, time management, male, female