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Writing 39C Information Literacy Tutorial - 2019 version

Choosing Keywords

As you develop and refine your topic, start to identify keywords. The video below discusses why this is necessary to use keywords when searching for scholarly information.

Searching Databases with Keywords (Lehman College Library) [time=3:13]

Takeaway: People may describe a concept using different words than you. Take time to identify several synonyms for different key concepts in your topics.