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How to do Research - Central Indiana: Find a Topic

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Use the most important (or "key") words describing your topic, not full sentences. 

If you type in a whole sentence you may only find sources that contain the exact entire sentence in the source, which will leave out most sources on your topic.

Example:Your topic is how global warming affects animals in the Arctic.

Your keywords are: global warming and animals and arctic