When it comes down to it, only three skills are involved in developing a research question:
Every time you use these skills, it’s important to evaluate what you have produced—that’s just part of the process of turning rough drafts into more finished products. Next, let’s look at how to turn your focused question into key terms, advancing the research process.
Adapted from Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research by Teaching & Learning, Ohio State University Libraries, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
When you search, take a look at your search results! You can pull words from your results to search again.
Evaluating Information Sources
Relevancy - does it fit your needs?
Authority - Origin of info., author, publisher
Accuracy - Is evidence provided?
Purpose - Biases. Who benefits?