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Consider these questions to help you focus your research:
1. TOPIC/QUESTION(S): What do you already know? What do you still want to find out?
2. SOURCES: What types of evidence would help inform your thinking about this topic?
Types of Sources:
|Books, E-books||UC Davis Library Catalog (See also: HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service)|
|Articles||Subscription Database(s) – Subject Guides|
|Web Sources||Commercial Search Engine(s)|
3. SEARCH: What has been published in credible sources?
4. ANALYZE: It’s likely you will revise your search strategies and/or perspective on your topic as you navigate the research process.
Narrow the G_A_P if your topic is broad:
Example: How is climate change affecting mental health?
Revised: What are the mental health impacts for adolescents (P) who have survived natural disasters (A) in the United States (G)?