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Research Skills Tutorial: 2.1 Activity: Use an Encyclopedia

Intended to help you develop the skills required to complete research assignments

Activity: Use an Encyclopedia

1. Access one of the following online encyclopedias: 

2. Use one or two keywords related to your broad topic to find a relevant encyclopedia article. Read the article or portions that are relevant to you. 

3. Write a short paragraph or create a mind map showing what you learned about the topic from reading the article. 

4. Did you get any ideas for how you could narrow the focus of your topic by reading the article?

a. Write down your revised, narrower research topic in the form of a research question.