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ENG 101 Prof Emanuele1: How to Develop Keywords/Search Terms

Research Assignment: Educational Experiences

How to Develop Keywords/Search Terms

 

  •   Find key words or phrases in your paper’s essential question. –

The word or words that the question is about. –

The important words related to your topic.

  •  Example: How does someone’s poverty level affect their access to higher education? –

What are the important words?

How does someone’s poverty level affect their access to higher education?

How to Develop Search Terms: Next Step

Next you will develop a list of synonyms for these key words/ phrases.

■ What are words we could use for higher education?

 

college, university, post-secondary education

Developing Keywords Video

Advanced Search Term Tools

■ But what if the author uses colleges or universities?

■ Truncation – Truncate = to shorten or take off at the end –

Use * (Shift 8) college and colleges ------------

college* university and universities ------------ universit*