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Prof. Margolis - Spring 2022

Selecting Keywords

Selecting Keywords

Keywords are also considered search terms -- words that you enter into the database search engine. They are the key concepts of your research topic and/or research question.

Selecting keywords is a multi-step process that involves:

  • identifying the main concepts of your topic
  • brainstorming synonyms and antonyms that could also be used to describe your topic
  • spell out abbreviations

Searching databases with keywords

Search databases with keywords - Lehman College: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4WZoFSglEI

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