Welcome!

This site contains everything you need to successfully complete your research and put together a professional research presentation. 

Remember, if at any point you're not sure what to do or where to go next, you can always ask a librarian! 
Your Undergraduate Services Librarian is Katherine Jones; her whole purpose is to help you with your research.
Reach out to her!

 

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Developing Your Research Topic

Whether you've selected your own research topic or your instructor has provided you with one, you will likely find yourself modifying it as you write and gather information.


Most of the time, we hear great topics from students. Sometimes these topics are so unique and brilliant that researching them can be a real challenge--you don't know what keywords to use where! Reach out to your librarian if you get stuck. Take a look at what you are finding and tweak your topic to address data that does exist. 

Keywords

Good keywords are essential to good research. So it is a good idea to come up with a list of keywords before you even start researching.

Two simple questions can get you started:
1. What do I already know about my topic?
2. What do I want to know about my topic?

List out the answers to those questions using single words or simple phrases. These will become your keywords.

Be prepared that this may all change as you learn more information about your topic through your research.

Questions? Please contact

Katherine Jones

Undergraduate Services Librarian

kathjones@ksu.edu

785.826.2637

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