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CORE (GenEd) 110: World of the Arts

World of the Arts Research

This guide will help you find books, articles and images for your group research projects in GenEd 110: World of the Arts.

It will be helpful for you to have a collection of words that could help you find what you are looking for, including alternate terms for major ideas. Included below are some tools that can assist you in finding synonyms and related terms.

Brainstorming Tools

It is important to have a topic that is both manageable and researchable. Using keywords (important words from your research question) will help you focus. Since you may not know the terms frequently used by researchers and other experts in the field you are researching, collecting a pool of words based on your initial keywords will be of great use. You can find these new words by brainstorming. The below tools can help you do that.

Access thesauri by searching Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo or another search engine, Here are two common methods. Each keyword you are starting with is [your keyword] in these examples:

  • [your keyword] synonym
  • [your keyword] thesaurus

If you are having a hard time brainstorming, you may want to try one of these useful graphic dictionaries that help find synonyms.

Instead of searching using a browser as explained above, you can also go directly to your thesaurus of choice. Here are a few examples:

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