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Try brainstorming to gather ideas. . .

Artistic depiction of brainstorm

Now that you have the broad topic in mind, begin to think about related keywords that may be helpful in gathering information:

  • Check a subject encyclopedia for ideas and concepts.

  • Do some exploratory searches in a business article index like ABI/Inform. Look at the abstracts or summaries of articles that interest you; they may give you ideas for topics. Also, look at their subject terms for possible keywords.

  • If you need help, ask a reference librarian.
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