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WRT 200 (Dr. Woodlief) Popular Culture Research Guide

Develop a Good Popular Culture Topic

Check some examples of Topics in Pop Culture.

Where to Search Beyond Google

EBSCO Database Search Strategies

How to broaden the results:

1. Add a new database

2. Search other synonyms

3. Change from default to search full text







How to narrow the results:

1. Add another key concept to the search term

2. Use the Filter function in the left column of the screen to limit your results



How to increase relevancy:

1. Search the keyword in the title

2. Use quotation marks to search for a specific phrase

3. When searching for analytical or argumentative content, consider combining keywords that distinguish itself as an argumentative piece, for example, positive keywords (including role models, positive impact, innovation, creativity) and negative keywords (including stereotypes, biases, negative impact, concerns).

Google Scholar and WCU Library Link

Google Scholar (West Chester University Setup)
Google Scholar-> Settings (clicking three lines at the upper left corner)-> Library Links-> Search West Chester University-> Check the box -> Save; At the search result page, click find it @ WCU to access the full-text article.


In-Class Exercise

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