Find related topics and keywords
Mindmapping apps to organize your thoughts
Gain more background knowledge, help you organize or narrow your topic, find more keywords, develop a better question:
Devleoping Search Terms
Think about narrower or more specific topics related to your question about which you need to find more information to help you answer your question. In other words, what topics do you need to know about in order to understand your question? These topics will be the terms you use to search in the:
Magazine, Journal, and/or Newspaper Databases
Internet Search Engines
Indentify key words related to your question. These are vocabulary words you and your readers will need to understand.
Ask other questions about your question or topic. Try to ask questions that are open-ended: they can't be answered with only a word or two:
You can turn these questions into paragraph topic sentences for your paper.