It is important to understand that simply picking a topic is not enough. You must understand and articulate what precisely you would like to know about that topic. When you do this, you move beyond simply defining a topic. You move into the process of crafitng a research question. The tutorial below offers further information on making this transition -- simply click on it to begin:
This tutorial will help you identify effective keywords to find the most relevant search results for your topic or research question. The strategies discussed in this tutorial can be applied to any database or search engine. Click anywhere on the image to begin. This tutorial will not work in Internet Explorer.