Use the resources on this page to begin the research process. In the other blue tabs at the top you will find resources to use as evidence in your paper, as well as instructions for putting together an outline. As you research, please reach out to me with questions.
Before you begin searching, you should make a list of KEYWORDS- terms that will be used in the search box of the databases or news outlet websites. Many times, you will need to perform multiple searches and use multiple keywords to result in a variety of sources. Remember, the more sources the better! Complete the activities below.
Using a piece of paper or a website like https://bubbl.us/, create a map of key terms related to your topic.
You might need to expand on some terms in order to search for your topic and find a variety of resources.
Example Synonyms/Related Terms and Phrases Chart
|Term in Map Above||Alternate Term or Phrase|
|Boer War||South African War|
|Conversion to Christianity||Christianize/Evangelize/Convert|
|Enslaved people for economic gain||Slavery and Agriculture/South African Slavery|
Make sure that you understand what types of sources are out there before you begin searching!
|Type of Source||Description||Tips|