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Political Studies:

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Getting Started:

  1. Select "one of the major emerging economies."
  2. Choose potential international governing body.
  3. Explore relevant sources.


#3 Search/Browse/Select

  1. Brainstorm keywords that reflect your topic/interest.
  2. Use AND and/or OR operators to construct a search strategy.  For example, 'China AND "New Development Bank".'
  3. Browse potential sources, revise the search strategy, if necessary. As you browse and screen sources you retrieved, you may come across other concepts or terms that you can adopt to construct new searches.  Remember that the purpose of conducting a search is to scoop a manageable size of bibliographical records for your to screen.
  4. Browse and examine potential sources.  
  5. Identify the sources you want to retain and make notes.
  6. Based on your notes, start framing your question. You might have to reiterate #3 - #5 until you can shape your question and develop a plan to write an essay..

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Caution:  There is no 100% accuracy when it comes to computer-aided tools. It always requires human assessment and correction.  Please make sure that you do a careful proofread when compiling a bibliography.  You can refer to Writing & Citing page for more information.

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Matthew Renaud
E.K. Williams Law Library
(204) 474-6371
Subjects: Law, Political Studies