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Chemistry: More Research Help

Citing Sources

An important part of research is creating proper footnotes, endnotes and bibliographies.

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Refining a Research Topic

Revising and narrowing your topic:  As you read and review sources, you may find that your original topic is too broad or too narrow.  You may also find that there is just not enough research available upon which to base your research paper, which also may necessitate revising your topic. Some questions to ask as you revise:

  • -What subtopics relate to the broader topic?
  • -What questions do these sources raise?
  • -What is interesting about the topic?
  • -Who would be interested in the issue, and who is your audience?
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