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American History: Survey

Web Research Guide

Activity: Create a Search Strategy

  • Choose one of the topics below or another research topic of your choice. Then follow the steps involved in creating a search strategy. (See below for a review of the steps.) Using the keywords you formulate, search the Web for five sites with information and media elements related to your topic. For each site you choose, write the title of the site, the URL, and a brief summary of the resources you find there.
  • Steps in Creating a Search Strategy
  • Step 1: Formulate questions about your topic.
  • Step 2: List possible sources of information.
  • Step 3: Brainstorm possible media elements.
  • Step 4: Identify keywords.
  • Step 5: Begin your search.
    • Possible Research Topics
    • Roaring Twenties
    • Recycling
    • Greek and Roman mythology
    • Wacky inventions
    • Chinese Empire
    • Space exploration
    • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    • Academy Awards
    • Potato Famine
    • Sleep
    • William Shakespeare
    • Star Wars
    • Olympics
    • Dinosaurs
    • Jane Austen
    • Persuasive techniques used in advertising
    • Vietnam War
    • Global warming
    • Princess Diana
    • American presidency
    • Baseball
    • Earthquakes
    • Heroes in literature
    • Harlem Renaissance
    • Skyscrapers
    • Albert Einstein
    • Art of the Renaissance
    • Medieval times