Once you've done some initial background reading, it's time to narrow down your topic to what you want to write about. Depending on the topic option that you chose from your assignment, you will need to consider the questions posed by your teacher. Your answer to the questions will be your thesis.
As you start to narrow this down into a thesis, you'll want to continue to look for more sources. As you read, you might tweak or adjust your topic/thesis. In order to help you find more related sources about your topic, you'll want to identify keywords to help you search.
Keywords work best by trial-and-error. Never do only one search. Some keywords will work better than others, and some keywords may lead you to different articles than you found in your first search. Search the databases with the keywords you selected to find relevant articles. And remember to ask a librarian if you need assistance coming up with keywords or looking for sources.
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