This is the "Research Planning" page of the "EXSC 415 - Current Topics in Exercise Science - Kreipke - Spring 2017" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content

EXSC 415 - Current Topics in Exercise Science - Kreipke - Spring 2017  

Last Updated: Aug 3, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

Research Planning Print Page

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


  • 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

Find Us on Facebook Follow ekslibrary on Twitter Back to Top

Online Catalog | Databases | Friends of the Library | About the Library | Library News | myGate Portal | WinLINK | Moodle

704-233-8089 |
Ethel K. Smith Library | P.O. Box 157
Wingate University | Wingate, NC 28174
Wingate University

Loading  Loading...