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Choose My Keywords

Keywords are your "key" to successful searching. Choose keywords carefully. Keywords (or search terms) determine what you will find.

  1. Write down one of your research questions.
  2. Circle or list the important words. These will be your keywords. 
  3. For each keyword, think of possible synonyms (words that have similar meanings) or related words, and write them down.
  4. Be sure to spell correctly.

You will use these keywords (or search terms) later to search for information.

To learn more, watch this Using Keywords video.

 

Next => Now that you have created your questions and chosen your keywords, it is time to plan your sources.

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