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ENGWR 300 (Jackson)

ENGWR 300 (Jackson)


Creating a Concept Map

It can be really useful to create a concept map of your research topic.

Good Databases for Pre-Research and Research for this class

Pre Research and Keywords

It's worth spend a little time doing "pre-research" to find the keywords, vocabulary, who, what, when, where, and how of your topic.

This will save you time in the long run. If you're using the wrong search terms you won't find what you need.

Wikipedia and other basic websites or encyclopedias are a great way to find enough information about your topic to do a good search. You can use Wikipedia at the beginning of your research process, just not at the end.

What are the keywords you would use to describe this image?

Immigrants standing on deck of a ship.

New York - Welcome to the Land of Freedom. Digital image. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Online Catalog.
Library of Congress, n.d. Web. 21 Nov. 2017. <>. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's
Illustrated Newspaper, 1887 July 2, pp. 324-325.