Finding a topic is the first step in research. When conducting research on a field or career, it is important to identify the most important aspects of the career, such as what they do, work environment, pay, job outlook, and educational requirements.
Keywords are significant words or terms that are used in searching library research databases and Internet search engines for information related to a topic. Compiling a set of relevant keywords or phrases is vital to successful searching because they are the key to locating relevant sources on your topic.
Research databases contain articles from magazines, scholarly/academic journals, and trade journals.
To find articles about your career, search our research databases that relate to Career & Jobs:
If you are looking for local newspaper articles, try using ProQuest News & Newspapers. Be sure to include Hawaii as one of your search terms.
Pro tip: When searching career titles, try alternate versions and synonyms. For example:
Consider adding one or more of these keywords when conducting career research:
List all of your article, book, and website citations in alphabetical order.
An annotated bibliography has two main components:
Reference the library's Citing Sources LibGuide for help with formatting.