Determine Your Research Topic or Question
Do high school student athletes have higher or lower grades than their non-athlete peers?
Identify Main Ideas or Concepts
Do high school students athletes have higher or lower grades than their non-athlete peers?
Build a Key Word List
|Concept 1: High School||Main Idea 2: Student Athletes||Main Idea 3: Grades|
Grades 9 - 12
sport or sports players
**you may want to try individual sport player i.e. football players, basketball players, etc.
Scores (this might get tricky)*
Grade Point Average
Search using combinations of the above terms
At this point, you may want to make a list of where you're searching or where you plan to search. You could also work out how to combine these search terms in different ways, perhaps with Boolean Operators.
Break down your research question into keywords, and select the most important concepts/ideas.
Enter the keywords you identified in the search boxes
Use Boolean Operators to combine your keywords
Cannot find what you need?
Identify synonyms to your keywords
young adults = young person, adolescents, juvenile, minor, teen
health care costs = medical cost, treatment cost, health costs, hospital bill, health expenditure