"Developing a Research or Guiding Question"(by Arizona State University): This video will help you understand the difference between a topic and a research question. It will also help you develop good research questions.
Creating Your Library Accounts
Need a Book from Another Library?
Your I-Share account allows you to request books from other university libraries.
IMPORTANT: The form asks for your barcode number. This is the entire number found on the back of your RU ID card. This barcode begins with the numbers 23311, followed by your RU ID number that begins with "9."
Keywords and Search Strategies
A."Generating and Using Keywords"(by Arizona State University): This video explains how to determine keywords/concepts. It also explains the importance of finding synonyms or related concepts.
Extract the major concepts from your research question.
List alternatives for each concept:
These can be synonyms, or they can be specific examples of the concept
Use single words or short phrases.
Find additional terms in abstracts and summaries of articles.
B. Watch "Boolean Logic" (by Douglas College Library"): This video explains how to combine search terms to narrow or broaden your search of library databases.