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CAS 100: Effective Speech

Tiffany Petricini

Welcome to CAS 100A

Hi! Welcome to the CAS 100 LibGuide!

You will find information related to your course here, as well as information needed to be able to complete your projects for this course.

 

Databases and Websites

More databases

The University Libraries subscribes to the following general resources which are all available from the “Try These First” link under Research on the Libraries’ home page. These are excellent resources for starting your research, especially if you have a broad topic.

Identifying & Brainstorming Keywords

Example Search Term Brainstorming

Topic:  How effective is pet therapy for elderly patients suffering from depression?

Major concepts:  pet therapy, elderly patients, depression

  Concept 1 Concept 2 Concept 3

Major concept

pet therapy

elderly patients

depression

Synonyms

animal therapy

animal assisted therapy

geriatric patients

melancholy

sadness

despair

Broader terms

psychiatry

therapeutic

rehabilitation

psychotherapy

elderly

aged

older people

mental health

psychology

psychiatry

mental illness

Narrower terms

animal assisted therapy

elderly women

chronic depression

Related words

pets

attachment theory

attachment behavior

gerontology

mood

therapy