Water in the Law and Environmental Sciences
Research Sample (Law)
Plan A - Six Weeks or More
Step Two: Narrowing Your Topic
Our college provides reference librarians to assist you with this. Here
is an excerpt of a conversation I recently had with one of our librarian's:
Librarian: So what interests you about water and law?
Amanda: Pollution and rights mainly
Librarian: That's a huge topic, anything specific you have in mind
Amanda: I like cows.
Librarian: That's a start. Well, how much do you know about water, cows, and the law?
Amanda: . . .
Librarian: Maybe you should start there. I'd do keyword searches in Summit until you narrow your topic a bit more. Then you can use government documents and such to narrow down your project a bit more...
She then walked me through how to use all the specialized databases that I would need for my search.