1. Students will learn to ask questions about a topic to identify subdivisions of that topic.
2. Students will learn to seek background information on a topic to identify subdivisions of that topic.
3. Students will learn how to formulate a research question from a narrowed topic.
Imagine you want to do research about the Boston Marathon Bombing (or your own topic). Begin by answering the following questions.
Encyclopedias give information or topics. They divide the large subject into smaller subtopics to explain relevant ideas associated with the big topic. When looking for ideas about how to outline or map a topic, it's often useful to go to an encyclopedia article and see how the article is subdivided.
1. List the keywords you used in your research question.
2. Using your keywords, look for books and periodicals related to your topic.
Use this search box to look for books and other media in libraries around the world. To see what is available in your library, limit to UNH in the search results.
Burkhardt, Joanna M. “Teaching Information Literacy Reframed 50 Framework-Based Excersises for Creation Information Learners.” Teaching Information Literacy Reframed 50 Framework-Based Excersises for Creation Information Learners, Neal-Schuman, 2016, pp. 40–42.