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Writing 10 (Xu): Using Keywords

College Reading & Composition

Using Keywords

For more information on Using Keywords & Search Strategies, visit our guided tutorial.

You will be able to

  • generate keywords from your research question.
  • combine keywords and search strategies to locate the best resources for your research in library databases.
  • anticipate how different search strategies will affect your search results

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Selecting and Using Keywords

University of West Florida, John C. Pace Library, 3:50

  1. What do you put in a database’s search box?
  2. What is a keyword?
  3. How do you go from a research question to a keyword?
  4. How many keywords should you use?
  5. What are some strategies for developing related keywords?