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Use your research topic, research question, and/or thesis statement to brainstorm additional keywords and search terms.


1. Sample topic: What role has the United States media played in furthering the anti-immigration movement?


2. Identify major terms/ideas: What role has the United States media played in furthering the anti-immigration movement?


3. Brainstorm additional terms/ideas: 

United StatesSouthern California, West Coast, politicians, President of the United States, politicians, voters, Democrats, Republicans, midwest, 

mediatelevision, Twitter, news agencies, journalists, reporters, Rupert Murdoch, Fox, CNN, Google News, liberal media, conservative media, newspapers, magazines, speeches

anti-immigrationracism, nativism, violence, hate crime, bias crime, border wall, politicization of people, political parties

Use different combination of terms in library databases to find the most usefulrelevant sources.‚Äč


 

EBSCOhost is a database of millions of news & magazine articles, scholarly journal articles, eBooks, & videos.

  • Try multiple searches with different combos of keywords
  • "Phrase searching" is great to search for specific phrases
  • Use the limiter tools on the left to limit to Scholarly Journals.

Sample Searches:

 

JSTOR is a database of HIGHLY scholarly journal articles and chapters from eBooks published by universities.

  • Try multiple search with different combos of keywords
  • "Phrase searching" is great to search for specific phrases
  • From the Advanced Search field, after typing in keywords 

Sample Topic Searches:

(After clicking, add keywords to narrow your search & limit to Sociology Journals on left.)

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