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English1 024 (Ficarra): Sustainability Research Project: Search Strategies

Research Essay

Topic Worksheet


Topic Worksheet

Subject Headings


Subject Headings

Some suggestions related to your paper. 

  • Climatic changes
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Energy conservation
  • Environment
  • Environmental education
  • Nature conservation
  • Recycling (Waste, etc)
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Renewable natural resources
  • Solar energy
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Sustainable buildings
  • Sustainable development
  • Sustainable forestry
  • Sustainable living
  • Sustainability
  • Waste products
  • Water conservation
  • Water reuse
  • Wind power


Boolean Operators


Search with AND, OR, NOT


Searching tricks


Searching term tricks

*   Expand the word you are searching to include plurals. etc.: Pakis* gives you Pakistan, Pakistani 

"quotes"   Use for phrases: "Nobel Peace Prize"

OR   Use for either or searching: Child or teen

And   Use to combine terms you want to have: Educat* and Pakis*

Not   Use when you want to eliminate a word from your search (Warning: if you cut a word and it is in an article with words you want, you won't see that article!)