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:
Human trafficking causes mental illness in teenagers.
Human trafficking OR Child trafficking OR Sex trafficking
Mental illness OR Mental health OR Mental disorders
Teenagers OR Adolescents OR Young adults
Possible Search strategies:
Human trafficking AND Mental illness AND Teenagers
Child trafficking AND Mental disorders AND Adolescents
Sex trafficking AND Mental health AND young adults