Keywords are terms that represent the main concepts of your research topic.
These terms are what you will use to search for sources (articles, books, etc.) to support or answer your research question. Keywords can be single terms or a phrase.
The right keywords are "key" to finding good sources.
When you are developing these keywords consider:
Watch the video below for help with this step:
Start by identifying the main concepts in your research question:
For example, if my research question is: How is global warming affecting the polar bears of the Arctic?
The main concepts areas here are:
Then brainstorm related terms and synonyms for your concepts:
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