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Public Policy 400 (Capstone)


Brainstorming is your friend! There is ALWAYS more than one way to express an idea or approach a research topic. Think for a few minutes to identify:

  • key concepts and ideas (women and sports)
  • synonyms and related concepts (female, girls, athletics, etc.)
  • broader concepts (gender)
  • narrower concepts (teenage girls)

Use truncation (*) to get variant spellings and multiple endings of words (theatre/theater, labor/labour, teach/teaching/teacher/teachers, etc)

Use the "subjects" or "thesaurus" tab in many databases to identify better ways to describe your topic.

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