Developing a Research Question that Interests You
From Jeff Layne
Information Literacy Coordinator,
CSU, Chico Meriam Library
Kevin Klipfel shows students how to turn a general interest in a subject into something specific that has enough materials for constructing a research paper around a research question. He uses as an example researching information for a paper about the rapper Drake and his approach to authenticity. Klipfel searches his topic through Google with some general keywords and then drills down deeper using other keywords, showing how to refine and narrow results. Klipfel also goes to the CSU, Chico Meriam Library home page and demonstrates how to search for books, articles from newspapers and popular magazines, and scholarly articles. He recommends combining a variety of sources to support the main point of the research paper.
Recorded: October 9, 2013