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Year 10 Biotechnology: Biotechnology

Claim 3

Advances in biotechnology will enable scientists to develop treatments for a variety of serious illnesses.

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step 1

Step 1 : Identify the key terms of the Claim

Advances in biotechnology will enable scientists to develop treatments for a variety of serious illness.

step 2

Step 2 : Identify synonyms, search terms and phrases

Search Term/Phrase
biotechnology bioengineering  
treatments therapy  therap* 
serious illness disease disease*

step 3

Step 3 : Develop refining questions to narrow the claim - Who? What? Which? How? ...

Consider the following:

Which advances in biotechnology?

What treatments?

Which serious illness?

How will the advance treat the illness?

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Step 4 : Add to your terms, synonyms and search terms/phrases table

Now that you have narrowed the claim with specifics, add this detail to your keyword table.

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Step 5 : Do background research to answer your refining questions

Use the help provided here to develop your database search skills.

Remember: use the LIMITERS to make your search more specific and relevant.

Click here to be directed to a guide for help on using Databases efficiently.

In the EBSCO One Search, click on Advnaced search and replicate this search (below) to get started:

From these results:
  • Read articles that interest you;
  • Add relevant search terms to your table
  • Apply these new search terms to determine how much information is readily available
  • IF you think there is ENOUGH information and research about your chosen topic, develop your research question.

Here are some articles to get you started (all found from the above search):

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Step 6 : Develop a draft research question

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