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Writing 131 (Ruiz): Keywords & Search Terms

Journal Production

Key Word Chart

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Search reference books for general info about a topic.

Tips for Finding Keywords & Search Terms

  • Use a visual thesaurus like Snappy Words, Visuwords, or GraphWords
  • Use references sources like Credo Reference to get background information and key words. (See widget above)
  • Most EBSCO databases have a tool to help you discover subject terms. See EBSCO Academic Search Complete > Subject Terms
  • When you find a useful article, look at the database Subject Headings and record them as possible search terms. (Example)