Struggling to identify #keywords based on your #topic?
Try this idea... which words would you #hashtag if it was a #social network feed?
Keywords are important words/concepts found in your research question or thesis.
A quick and dirty way to pull keywords from a research question/thesis is to choose the most important nouns; all other words are irrelevant.
Using keywords to search will always retrieve more results than phrases or sentences.
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Please use the link below to access the University of Texas Keyword Generator
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My thanks to Lori Micho at Johnson & Wales University and Donna Miller at Lebanon Valley College for their assistance in sharing information for this LibGuide.