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How to Research

Information for Confluence Campus students abut the research and citation.


About This Guide

This guide shows you how to complete a basic search (using keywords). It also highlights two popular search methods: Boolean and Google. 

Google Like a Boss

Use these helpful links to narrow down your Google searches.

What is Boolean Search?

Boolean Cheat Sheet

Brainstorm Keywords

Whether you are using a library catalogue, an article database, or a search engine, you will need to search for the most important concepts or keywords related to your topic.

Concept Mapping is a research strategy that is useful for brainstorming research concepts or keywords. Use the web tools below to start building your own concept maps. 

Hepful Video Links

Use the video links below for information about searching and starting the research process.