Have you investigated keywords, phrases or authors associated with your topic?
- Start by searching the web for general information.
- Try some online encyclopedias and other reference sources too
- Pick up keywords and phrases along the way - use every part of a resource you find to gather more keywords.
- Use a thesaurus to explore alternative keywords. There are plenty of free online thesauri available.
Getting started with keywords
Watch these videos to help you get started with thinking about your keywords.
Keywords are the terms in your research question that are likely to appear in publications about your topic. So it is important that you have thought about and identified what they may be before you start searching for resources online.
Remember not to give up too easily and try using alternative keywords in your searches.