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 to help you identify your key concepts and alternative keywords, or you can download the worksheet document.
Word doc. worksheet