Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Key Word Chart
Look for alternate terms for each concept in your topic.
Research Question to Research Strategy
Identify Key Concepts and Terms
Identify the key concepts in your topic:
How does fast food marketing in schools have an impact on children's academic success?
Brainstorm for related terms:
- "restaurant chain"
- "burger king"
- "jack in the box"
- "targeted advertisements"
- "native advertising"
- standardized test scores
Try Academic Search Complete > Subject Terms to find subject headings for your topic.
Tips for Finding Keywords & Subject Headings
- Use a visual thesaurus like GraphWords. Snappy Words, Visuwords, or CREDO's MindMap.
- Use references sources like Credo Reference to get background information and key words.
- Most EBSCO databases have a tool to help you discover subject terms. See EBSCO Academic Search Complete > Subject Terms
- Most ProQuest databases have a tool to help you discover subject terms: See PsycInfo > Thesaurus
- When you find a useful article, look at the database Subject Headings and record them as possible search terms.