The keywords you use can have a profound impact on the results of your research. Using the “right” words will speed up the research process, while the “wrong” words can bring it to a halt.
Before you can begin searching for information, you need to identify keywords related to your topic. Key terminology can be easily found by scanning:
If you are still struggling:
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This Thinking Tool, modified for our purposes from an original created by the University of Virginia Library, can help you create a concept map of keywords and phrases:
If you have questions about how this works take a look at this video from Penn State University Libraries. It describes concept mapping: