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SOCL 209: Social Research Methods (DuPont)

Librarian: Heather Beach

Choosing Keywords

Choosing Keywords

Keywords are the words you'll use when searching in databases.  Choosing the right word or words can make all the difference.  For example, if you wanted to write a paper on the effect divorce has on children's school performance, you would want to find keywords for the main concepts of 'divorce', 'children', and 'school performance.' 

Breakdown of research question into keywordsBreakdown of research question into keywords