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EESC24 Advanced Readings in Environmental Science

Welcome to the research guide for EESC24. This guide will help you become familiar with different types scholarly information resources for environmental science research.

Narrowing a Topic

This short video demonstrates to students how to develop an appropriate topic for a research paper by considering goals, approaches, topic scope and helpful resources.

(Georgian College Library, 2016)

Example: Narrowing a Topic on Environmental Antibiotics

Why Narrow Your Topic?

• Helps to define your topic to a manageable scope

• Allows you to identify a problem that can guide your searching

Broad Topic:

Environmental Antibiotics

Still Broad:

Environmental antibiotics and waste management

Narrowed but still a bit broad:

Environmental antibiotics and waste management and hospitals

Narrowed Topic: 

Waste management of environmental antibiotics of hospitals in Canada.