Once you have determined your topic area, conducted background reading, and developed a research question, you should brainstorm similar terms (synonyms) or related terms, that represent each of the key concepts in your research question.
Topic Area: Sustainable Development
Background Reading: consulted the Encyclopedia Britannica Online, Wikipedia, the print World Book in my school Learning Commons, and CBC News.
Research Question: How do recent activities in the Canada oil industry reflect the changing attitudes of the Canadian federal government towards environmental protection in Canada?
Main Concepts in Research Question:
- Oil Industry
- Canadian Federal Government
- Environmental Protection
Developing Search Terms: Synonyms and Similar Terms
||Canadian Federal Government
|| Environmental Protection
oil and gas
Prime Minister Harper