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Research Process: Keyword Searching

an introduction to the research process at a very basic level

Keyword Searching

Searching Keywords is what you use when you start a search. Break down your topic into simple terms; these terms become simple keywords that help you to search a Library database.

Write the keywords when you are searching a topic. This can help you remember the words you have already searched for, the combinations you have used, and any new words you noticed and you want to search for later.

The below tutorial can help you to improve your search terms:

Brock University Library. (2012, November 16). How to improve your search terms [Video file]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/U8aK3Z2PA5A