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On a Broad Topic

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  • Use the listing of Databases by Subject to find the subject category that best describes your topic. You may find your topic falls under more than one potential category. Use a Multi-Subject database if you're not sure where to start.
  • Searching for broad topics (i.e., a paper on "philosophy") can overwhelm you with articles from a database. Look over your notes or read a general reference work in the field to try and pick a specific issue or question within your broad category.
Last updated August 24, 2010 by Chris Kretz