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GATE 101: Gateway C
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GATE 101: Gateway C: Research Planning
Classifying Periodicals & Resources
Searching, Finding, and Using Books
Finding Articles - Fetch!
Career, Jobs & Test Preparation
Career & Job Websites
Using Internet Sources 101
Step 1: Search Terms from Research Question
Starting Reaserch Question:
Texting while driving: Do current laws go far enough? Should similar behaviors be regulated?
Find important words, and refine ambiguous terms:
texting, driving, regulation, laws
Step 2: Get Background Information
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!
Texting while driving
(Remember, use only for preliminary research and information from appropriate references)
Search "texting and driving"
Step 3: Gather More Search Terms
Build a list of keywords and synonyms
"texting while driving" • "texting and driving" • "driving while texting"
"driving and texting"
• "distracted driving"
laws • legislation • regulation
"United States of America" • USA • "United States" • US
effective • addressing
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