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PWID 4170: Capstone

Brainstorm Keywords

Taking time to brainstorm keywords (search terms) helps you find relevant articles and books! 

For example, if you are researching the use of pronouns in professional writing, you might use keywords such as: 

  • pronouns
  • preferred gender pronouns
  • gender neutral language
  • gender-inclusive language

Pay attention to the keywords used in the journal articles you find for more inspiration. For example, in this article "Teaching Gender Inclusive Language in Professional Writing," the author used the keywords Social Justice Pedagogy, Professional Writing, Discourse Studies, Anti-Oppression, Teaching Narrative

Find Related Research

Take a look at the bibliographies or works cited pages of the articles you find, too. This can direct you to related research articles and books. 

When searching Google Scholar, you can also click the "Find Related Research" link below the article.

Organize Your Research

Choose whatever method works best for you to keep track of your sources! You can:

  • Copy and paste the permalink
  • Email the article
  • Download the article
  • and much more!

Need More Help?

For more help, schedule a research appointment with me!  You can also review the Locate step of the Research Process.