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COM 313: Interpersonal Communication in Close Relationships: Develop Your Topic

Resources to help you with your research. Fall 2021

Developing a Good Research Question

Refer to this guide as you develop your initial research topic. Expect to refine your topic as you learn more about it.

Assignment Calculator

Use the Assignment Calculator to calculate how much time you need to devote to each step of your research project.

Use the Terminology of Your Discipline

In order to find scholarly articles on your topic, you need to use the words that researchers use. One way to locate the correct terminology is by using the thesaurus included in the database you are using.

You can also go directly into the database and do a preliminary search for articles on your topic. Then, (and this is important) pay attention to the Subjects assigned to the article. The Subjects are the "official or expert" terms that describe your topic.

Your Subject Librarian

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Paula Hickner
Lucille Caudill Little Fine Arts Library
160 Patterson Dr.
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506
Subjects: Music