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Use the Tool

Step 6

In this step, you will search for information on your topic in the selected databases using terms, organizations, names of people, and other information you identified in your background reading. Three examples follow:

Research Topic Search Terms
  1. The use of animal furs in clothing is unethical.
Term: animal rights
Term: fur industry
Term: PETA (an organization, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, often associated with the animal rights movement)
  1. Euthanasia should be legalized.
Term: euthanasia
Term: mercy killing
Term: Jack Kevorkian (a name often associated euthanasia)
  1. Zero tolerance is an effective method for controlling violence in schools.
Term: zero tolerance
Term: violence
Term: elementary schools
Term: high schools
Term: NEA (National Education Association, a national organization that represents many teachers and provides a forum for discussion on topics related to education.)

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