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ENG 102 - Spring 2016: Class Activity : Search Strategies

Search Tips

 

Image result for African Americans in film

Remember to think of possible:

  • Synonyms
  • Narrower Terms
  • Broader Terms
  • Related Terms

Keyword Brainstorming

Creating Search Strategies

The diversity issue in Hollywood in film and television.

Instructions

1.) Begin by having the students identify KEY TERMS in the question and brainstorm a list of synonyms and related topics.


2.) Group work: Students will form groups of 2-3 students.

Each group will find the following to answer the question using  SociIndex

  • A Popular Article
     
  • A Scholarly Article

3.) Discussion: Groups will each send one representative to board to present their search strategy; discuss results

  • Discuss the importance of synonyms
     
  • Discuss database limiters such as date, full text, and peer reviewed.
     
  • Discuss Scholarly v. Popular.