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 technology on communication in teenagers?
Effects OR Impact
Technology OR Texting OR E-mail
Communication OR Interpersonal relations
Teenagers OR Adolescents
Possible Search strategies:
Technology AND Communication AND Teenagers
Texting AND Interpersonal relations AND Adolescents
Texting AND Communication AND Teenagers AND Effects
Technology AND Interpersonal relations AND Adolescents AND Impact