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Online Privacy

Coleman Lab - Wiki-Ed Foundation Student Working Group on Privacy Literacy

Keywords - Brainstorming

Developing appropriate keywords/search terms is an essential part of research.  First, break your topic into components.  Develop a list of synonyms and alternative terminology for each component.  Think about broader and narrower concepts and word variants.  What words can you exclude?

Topic: Image of African American Women in Advertising

image(s) or stereotyp(es)(ing) or depict(ion) or portray(al)...

african american(s) or black(s) or minorit(y)(ies)

women or gender

advertis(e)(ing) or media

Remember to be creative with your terminology!  More examples:          

people of color and environmental activism*
environmental justice
environmental justice and hazardous waste*
environmental equity
environmental discrimination
environmental racism
environmental injustice

 

Brainstorming Academic Disciplines

What departments might write about your topic?

Example:

Topic:  Image of African American women in advertising

potentially relevant disciplines:

 

And more!

Performing a Literature Review

Literature Review Tutorial (American University Library)

what is a literature review?  sample literature review; checklist to get started; resources, etc.