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Step 1: Search Terms from Research Question

Starting Reaserch Question:

Is unequal access to technology an issue in the US and how should it be solved?

 Find important words, and refine ambiguous terms:

     Is unequal access to technology an issue in the US and how should it be solved?

Good Initial Search Terms: (Think of synonyms)

     unequal access, technology, US, solved

 

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 keywords and synonyms

 

"technological inequality" • "internet access" • "free internet" "digital divide"
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"United States of America" • USA • "United States" • US
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solving • addressing fixing



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