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HST 2900: Special Topics Human Services - Dr. Lisa Skeens   Tags: article databases, catalog, cite, evaluate, human services, keywords, narrow topic  

Where do I start? A guide to research in the field of Human Services using peer reviewed journals.
Last Updated: Apr 9, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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What Are Keywords?

Think of Keywords as Tags

  • Keywords are the words that describe your research topic.  These can be individual words or phrases.

  • Keywords are the words you use to search electronic catalogs, article databases and the Internet.

Where Do keywords come from?

Keywords are generated by your topic

Restate your topic as a question. 

  1. Look for the keywords in your topic statement or question.  This will help determine the key concepts.

  2. Do a quick search in a general database like Academic Search Complete  or MasterFILE Premier.  or in the ALICE catalog. 

  3. Look at the "Subjects:" listed under the article title.  Scan the abstract, (a thumbnail sketch of the article), for additional keywords.


How do you find keywords?

                                         How to Locate Keywords & Use the Search Tools AND, OR, NOT                                                                     
Created by the iResearch Team, University of Sydney Libraries                                                       



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