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Umoja ASTEP: Getting Started

This guide will help you find the resources you need for the Umoja ASTEP learning community at Bakersfield College.


Before you start your research, you need to create a narrow research topic or question that fits the scope of your assignment. You also need search terms that describe your topic so that you can use them to find sources for your topic. Your umbrella topic for Dr. Parks' ENGL B1A course and Ms. Faith's LIBR B1 course is the same: exploring the roots, scope, background, and solution of a pressing issue in the African-American community. You will need to decide which issue you want to focus on, and turn that issue into question you will research the answers to.


Narrowing Your Topics