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Geochemistry of Earth Systems 203 (O'Day): Keywords & Search Terms

Key Word Chart

keywords graphic

Strategies for Finding Keywords

Finding keywords for your topic is a process. Here are some useful strategies:

  • Read a short article on your topic. Note the vocabulary used in the text.
  • Once you find one scholarly article, use the author supplied keywords and/or subject headings listed in the database record.
  • Use Credo Reference mind map feature or other visual thesaurus to generate related terms.
  • Keep a list of terms that produce good/poor results.

Search Credo Reference

Search reference books for general information about a topic and to discover relevant search terms.