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CPHS_English_Isms Paper : Search Terms

Isms

 Ageism

Classism

Colorism

Gender Identity

Sexism

Racism

Sizeism

Accentism

Religion

 

Brainstorming for SEARCH terms.

Break Down Your Topic into Concepts

Databases have difficulty searching for sentences and plain language text. Search by using the most important terms in your topic. DO NOT ask "What advertisements are sexist?" That will confuse the poor database. Pick out your key words and start with a broad topic.

Start with what HAS TO BE THERE:

  • Colorism
  • Sexism
  • Racism

You can then narrow down topics within those results, if necessary.