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GGRC26: Geographies of Environmental Governance

This guide will help you find scholarly sources to support your annotated bibliography and final research paper.

Research Process

Remember the research process is not linear. You will inevitable move back and forth between focusing your topic, research, and writing before completing your assignment.   

Watch the Focus Your Research Topic to discover how to do background research and use it to brainstorm a topic, and utilize the 5Ws framework to consider the various aspects of your topic that you can then focus your research on.  

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)

What, Who, Where, When and Why/How of Your Topic


Social media



Interpersonal relationships


Health care practitioners, charity

Men, student/teen, women, Aboriginal people, children


Canada, Ontario

When Last 5 years

How can health practitioners use social media to promote health?

Why are some types of social media advertising more effective for increasing donations to a charity?

Why do teens prefer one social media platform more than another - what factors influence this?

How does frequent use of social media impact interpersonal relationships?