Think about the words, phrases, titles of
works, and names of authors or theorists
that best describe your topic. Include related
topics, concepts or ideas to help narrow (focus)
or broaden (expand) your searches, as required.
Sample Topic: postcolonialism
Related Ideas; Broader & Narrower Terms:
postcolonialism in literature
decolonization in literature
imperialism in literature
colonies in literature
identity in literature
place in literature
Now that you've created a list of the terms that best describe your topic, use them to find books, ebooks, articles in scholarly journals and other resources.
To locate books or articles on travel writing, use these subjects in the Library Catalogue and other databases:
travel in literature travelers' writings travel writing
These links are good starting points for your biographical research on the travel writer you choose to write about. Check the bibliography at the end of the article for other biographical resources and use the article databases to help further your research.