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Step 2: Brainstorm Keywords
Here you need to...
- figure out the main concepts from your topic/research question (getting background information helps with this step!), then
- brainstorm alternate keywords to use when searching.
See below for examples and help: a video in the upper left box for an example...or use the glossary in the upper right box for keywords...or learn to use the PsychINFO Thesaurus in the videos lower right!
Finding More Keywords
You can keep finding keywords even after you've started searching!
Find a good article? Use the "Keywords" or "Subjects" in the citation to find keywords that match your topic.
Searches over 1000 reference books, including encyclopedias, dictionaries (English and foreign language), thesauri, books of quotations, as well as a range of subject-specific reference books.
Use the "Mind Map" feature in Credo to find new keywords!