The reality of searching for information today is facilitated through the use of "keywords" or "keyword phrases".
The English language is far from perfect, a word can have multiple meanings, professions establish their own lexicons and it is not always easy to identify the keywords or phrases that an author may have choosen to use.
An important skill to develop is how to identify and test keywords and phrases. Many of the research databases and journals that are available through the OC Library come with search aids such as subject indices's, thesauri, controlled vocabularies, etc Some research databases include features that suggest keywords, subjects and allow you to limit or expand your searching to specific database indexes or data qualities (i.e., data range, keyword in title, subject, type of publication, etc.)
Always keep your eyes open when evaluating information that you may discover -- through critical analysis of the information you will be able to identify new keywords, phrase and concepts that can lead you to the information you seek.
Before you race off and start searching
Choose an appropriate subject and you have properly limited..
Do not try and write a essay on the impact of steam engines on the railway industry in the mid-20th century. Rather, llimit your thesis to the impact of oil fired steam engines on the Canadian Pacific Railway in the mid-20th century.
Your research paper thesis is the central idea/ arguement that you wish to present.
Developing a report outline.
The actual cost of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Village have yet to be identified and as result are creating a stress related situation the public, VANOC, the City of Vancouver, Governments of BC and Canada.
Because of the economic downturn in the world economy the original funding plan for the Olympic Village was no longer viable. A new funding plan needed to be developed. As a result, at this point in time actual final costs of completing the Olympic Village are not known.
Information on the original financing proposal
Information on how the financial downturn impacted the original financing proposal
Current Situation and Analysis:
The Olympic Village needs to be completed
The City of
The City of
To do this required the BC Government to amend the City of
The City of
The public is worried that they will have to pay more for the 2010 Olympics
As of yet no final financial figure is available that identifies the actual cost of the Olympic Village for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics
Reference List / Bibliography
What support information do I require?
Where will I search for this information?
The subject and purpose of your paper is organized around the views of other authors
You are presenting hard empirical evidence to support your research hypothesis
In developing your plan you should start asking yourself a number of questions:
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