Choosing Your Keywords
An effective database search depends on a good choice of keywords (you cannot type a question into the database). How do you pull out keywords from your research question or statement to use in your database search?
Here's an example:
College-level writing is necessary for career success in Nursing.
College level writing OR writing skills OR writing ability
Career success OR Employment OR Workplace
Nursing OR Registered nurse
Possible Search strategies:
College level writing AND Career success AND Nursing
Writing skills AND Employment AND Registered Nurse
Writing ability AND Workplace AND Nursing