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Step 1: Search Terms from Research Question

Starting Reaserch Topic & Question:

What are the effects of Creatine on Muscle mass?
Find important words, and refine ambiguous terms:

What are the effects of Creatine on muscle mass?

Get rid of the conversational words and punctuation.

Good Initial Search Terms:

Creatine, effects, "muscle mass"

 

Step 2: Get Background Information

Encyclopedias

  • Overview   -   Gain a broad understanding of your topic
  • Definitions - Be an informed reader
  • Notable Names - Know the major players
  • Dates & Events - Contextualize your topic
  • Bibliographies - Fish those citations!

 General Encyclopedias

 

Step 3: Gather More Search Terms

Build a list of keyword synonyms and concepts



Creatine • "Carbamimidoylmethylaminoacetic acid" C4H9N3O2
+
effect • changes • development
+
muscle strength

Then mix and match search terms!

e.g. creatine + effect + muscle


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