Figuring out which
subject(s) relate to the topic of your paper
Sample Research Question:
would stricter gun control laws affect the murder rate in the United
We do not have a database specifically on gun control, so you need to think about where information about this topic might be.
1. What are the different aspects of the topic, or approaches that you might take?
2. Which academic disciplines would these topics fall under?
3. What other kinds of information could you use, aside from articles?
4. Which menus would these disciplines and types of information be under in GALILEO?
Sometimes, it's hard to know which menu a subject is under. For example, is History under Arts & Humanities, or Social Sciences? Roll the cursor over the tabs in GALILEO to see which subjects each menu includes.