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Information Literacy - or learning to do research: a life time skill: Why Keywords?

 

After choosing your research topic, you need to identify KEYWORDS to use when searching the databases for support for your paper or project. 

Watch this short video on how to choose KEYWORDS.

Look at your research question or statement.  Circle the keywords in your topic.

now come up with a couple of Synonyms for each of your KEYWORDS.

These words will help you locate books, articles and other resources in the databases appropriate for your research topic.

Don't forget to keep a lookout for other potential KEYWORDS while searching in the databases.

 

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Rhoda Palmer
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