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:
What are the effects of media violence on teenagers?
Effects OR Consequences
Media OR Television
Violence OR Aggression OR Destructive Behavior
Teenagers OR Adolescents
Possible Search strategies:
Media AND Violence AND Teenagers
Television AND Aggression AND Adolescents
Television AND Violence AND Teenagers AND Effects
Media AND Destructive Behavior AND Adolescents AND Consequences