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Step 1.2: Testing


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Test the main concepts or keywords in your topic by looking them up in the appropriate background sources or by using them as search terms in the Cornell's "Classic" Catalog and in periodical indexes. If you are finding too much information and too many sources, narrow your topic by using the and operator: beer and health and college students, for example. Finding too little information may indicate that you need to broaden your topic. For example, look for information on students, rather than college students. Link synonymous search terms with or: alcoholic beverages or beer or wine or liquor. Using truncation with search terms also broadens the search and increases the number of items you find.