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ENGWR 300/94 - Professor Thuston (Fall 2020): Home

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David McCusker

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Databases (Possible places to find info :)

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Search the databases using keywords

Think about your topic. What's the driving question behind it? Or, what is one question that you have about your topic?

Examples of research questions:

How is racial bias at work in the COVID-19 pandemic?

How do Black students thrive despite the barriers predominantly White institutions create?

What are the key, the most important, words in your question? 

For the research question, "How is racial bias at work in the COVID-19 pandemic?" I would say the keywords are:

racial bias COVID-19

I'll then try searching for those keywords in the databases :)

Synonyms and Alternative Terms

Authors may use different words to describe the same concept. So, I'll try searching for racial bias COVID-19, but I might also try searching for racism COVID-19 or implicit bias COVID-19, or race disparities COVID-19, or African-Americans COVID-19.