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Narrowing Your Research Topic

This tutorial shares strategies for narrowing wide research topics, and using advanced search features to pinpoint documents within your Gale In Context resources.


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When you have a broad idea for a research project,

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it can be hard to narrow it down to something specific.

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Gale In Context databases give the

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tools you need to focus your topic

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and find the best sources for your research.

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Start with a reference article or overview

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to build background knowledge, brainstorm

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keywords and develop a specific perspective

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for your research.

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If available,

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continue refining your investigation with Topic Finder,

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which maps themes and sub topics within

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your research.

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Click to discover new search paths and

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immediately access relevant results.

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As you clarify the focus of your research,

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use Advanced Search to target precise

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results and quickly locate materials

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that meet your needs.

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When you find documents to support your project,

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make sure to use the available tools to

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stay organized and save yourself time

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so that you can focus on getting your next A.

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Learn more at support.gale.com/training