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Explore and refine your topic: Overview

Overview: Explore and refine your topic

This self-paced guide is designed to get you through the exploratory phase of your research.
It contains videos, exercises and handouts to practice these information skills:

  • understanding a research assignment,
  • finding a focus for your research,
  • concept mapping,
  • building a search profile,
  • determining your information need, and
  • logging your searches.

The result should be an effective search profile, making use of various types of information. A start is made with logging the progress you make.


Prospective students, undergraduates, and pre-masters.