Begin your research with a general topic of interest and use the following tools to get an overview of the topic:
Read the sources located in the preliminary research to determine:
Formulate a focused and specific research question. For help forming your research question consult resources from UVic's Centre for Academic Communication or the following ebook:
After you have formulated a good research question, the next step is to identify the search terms to conduct library research.
Watch the following video (2:45min) to find out how to turn your paper topic into searchable keywords.
Watch the following video (3:08min) to find out how to combine your keywords using Boolean operators in order to narrow your search and find just what you need.
How will corporate social responsibility affect my bottom line?
("corporate social responsibility" OR csr OR "sustainability") AND ("bottom line" OR profit) AND Canad*
See UVic Libraries search tips for additional information:
Test your knowledge with our tutorial: