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GPHY 425 Geographical Thought

GPHY 425 Research Assignment Tips

  • Identify main research topics/questions
    • Limit by subject areas in CatSearch to find notable sub-areas of a topic
  • Dominant academic figures
    • Search a topic in CatSearch and look under Author to see who is publishing a lot in that area; click on an author to see what else they have published on.
  • Key specialized journal
    • Search a topic in CatSearch and look under Journals to what journals publish on that topic. 
  • Key sources and methods of research
    • After finding the top academic figures, areas of research, and specialized journals, start reading a lot of those articles to find what methods of research are being used. 

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