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with a tutorial on Using Sage Research Methods to do a Literature Review
NOTE: It is normal for your research question to change or evolve as you work on the literature review and find more information about your topic.
Looking for a topic?
Click on this link in the upper right side of the webpage to see the entire list of issues, such as
Air Pollution, Agribusiness, Climate Change, Fracking, Nuclear Energy, Oil Spills, Ozone Depletion, Recycling, etc.
If you use Google--remember to evaluate the source--the search below found articles from National Geographic, NPR and the New York Times.
A quick read of popular (non-academic) articles can provide some research leads and links to reports, studies, journal articles. The National Geographic article mentioned an engineer who wrote a report on the topic of recycling plastic.
Local online resources may also help describe the impact of China no longer recycling plastics from the West, such as the article, "The Recyling Market is Broken" from The Argonaut, a Southern California newspaper.
Local resources may also provide
Keep your search simple
This is when it helps to keep track of your search terms and resources. Here's a sample search table on this research topic
Part of the research process is asking the question "what about . . . .. ?" to narrow down the topic.
A possible approach could be researching zero-waste--read about a zero-waste city Kamikatsu, Japan or
reducing the use of plastic--> click on image below to see video.