Before you start it is important to understand your topic:
Watch the following video (2:26) to get you started:
First you begin by identifying the key concepts of your question or topic.
Mapping out your search can be a good place to start:
|Note: you will need to have a topic or research question to continue on this page!
Once you've identified the key concepts in your assignment topic, you will need to find similar or alternative keywords. You may want to consider:
Use the following operator words (ORs / ANDs) to indicate how you want your keywords to be searched:
The following special symbols may further improve your search:
An asterisk * finds a word with alternative endings. E.g. adolescen*= adolescent, adolescents, adolescence
"double quotation marks" keep two or more words together in the exact order. E.g. "speech therapy"
Search all the variations of a word separately. E.g. well-being/wellbeing or healthcare/health care
Use the interactive worksheet below to help you identify your key concepts and alternative keywords.