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Quest 1: Topic & Keywords
Quest 1: Identify your topic, narrow down your topic to keywords, and list synonyms and related terms you can use to find articles, books, websites, and more.
Often the most difficult part of writing about an argumentative paper is selecting a
topic. Here are two databases that contain information representing varying viewpoints on controversial topics:
Once you have found a topic, identify just the
keywords, which you will use to find articles, books, and websites in the quests below.
Topic & keywords example: All elementary students in Hawaii should have free breakfast
Alternative keywords example:
Quest 2: Finding Articles
Quest 2: Find TWO articles using Leeward Library research databases & evaluate using the CRAAP Test
Research databases contain articles from magazines, scholarly journals, and trade journals.
To find articles about hot topics, search our research databases that relate to arguments & issues:
If you are looking for local newspaper articles, try using ProQuest News & Newspapers. Be sure to include
Hawaii as one of your search terms.
The library maintains over 130 different databases containing journals covering many topics. Here's a link to all of the library's databases:
Quest 3: Finding Books & eBooks
Find and evaluate a book or ebook using
Primo is a tool for finding books, eBooks, and media in the library.
Print books will have a
call number. The call number tells you what the subject of the book is and where it is located in the physical library space.
available online and will link you to a database containing books.
Search for books and other materials in the library collection, as well as articles, e-books, and videos from the library's research databases.
Or go directly to
Primo Search for more options.
Quest 4: Finding (good) Websites
Quest 4: Find a (good) website using the following links & evaluate using the CRAAP Test
Quest 5: Annotated Bibliography
Quest 5 : Create an annotated bibliography of your sources
List all of your article, book, and website citations in alphabetical order.
An annotated bibliography has two main components:
A flawless list of citations
A meaningful summary of each source that answers the following:
what this source is about?
why this source was selected?
how you will use this source in your assignment?
Reference the library's
Citing Sources LibGuide for help with formatting.