Use this guide to get started on your research, and don't hesitate to ask a librarian for help at one of the library reference desks or in the chat boxes on these pages.
Presearch = generating keywords, synonyms, and alternate terms. Take a moment to think about alternative ways to describe your topic before searching. Here are some search terms you might use related to educational opportunities and achievement - depending on the aspects you are looking for.
Sometime using antonyms can be helpful, for instance
Use data as a tool, not data as your goal. Don't try to collect everything that is out there on your topic.Instead, identify a problem, issue, or controversy related to one of the issues.
A model for research:
[Based on Research Strategies, 5th edition, by William Badke, Chapter 2]
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