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GEQ1917: Understanding and Critiquing Sustainability: Search for Answers

A Resource Guide for Finding Information

Search for answers to your questions by doing:

  • Primary research - ask someone through interviews, surveys, focus groups discussions, observations, etc.
  • Secondary research - search for evidence in published research, news articles, journal articles, books, etc.

The help given here is for secondary research.


Secondary Research

STEP 1: Identify Keywords of the Question

STEP 2: Select a source to search for answers/information

STEP 3: Search for information using keywords and search operators and symbols


Boolean Operators Cheat Sheet

Google and Factiva Search Cheat Sheet


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