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ENG 110 / ENG 112: College English - Fall 2019: Identifying Keywords

Identifying Keywords

Once you have a topic in mind, it is time to start identifying keywords and phrases that describe your topic.  The terms that you come up with can be used to search in the online catalog as well as the library's online databases. For example:  

Research question:  Are safe injection sites a good response to the opioid crisis?

Identify the most important concepts in your question:  Safe Injection sites - opioid crisis

Brainstorm alternate keywords and phrases.

  • Opioids - Drugs - Opiates - Heroin
  • Abuse
  • Safe injection site - Supervised injection facility


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