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Spring 2023 ENGL 1A

Especially for Professors Khaw-Posthuma, Stratton, and Tulacro's ENGL 1A courses

Suggested Search Terms

  • Implicit Bias (tends to yield better results than Unconscious Bias)
  • Implicit Attitudes
  • Discrimination, try also narrower terms such as Race Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, Discrimination in (health care, the workplace)
  • Racism, Sexism, Colorism, Homophopia, Transphobia, Ablism, Gender Inequality
  • Stereotypes
  • Attitude (Psychology)
  • Prejudices
  • Subconsciousness
  • Privilege(Social Sciences)
  • Oppression(Psychology)

Picking a Topic

Try browsing the following list of topic gateways from Opposing Viewpoints:

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How to Get Started with Research

Background Information-Library Resources

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The Research Process

The research process can be like a cycle that follows these steps:

1. Research your topic: What are you interested in? What does your instructor want you to write about? What types of sources do you need?

2. Select keywords: What are the main points in your research topic? What words describe your topic?

3. Search for sources: Look in the library's book, ebook, and article databases for sources that talk about your topic or support the point you want to make.

4. Evaluate your sources: Are your sources credible? Do they fit and support your research topic? Do they fit the requirements your instructor told you to follow?

5. Create source list: What citation style do you need to use? Create your works cited/reference list to show what sources you are referring to in your paper.

Four Steps to Narrow Your Research Topic

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