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MATH 2011: History of Mathematics

Keywords and Searching

The resources below will talk about how to use keywords to search efficiently and find materials relevant to your topic.

Keywords Tutorial from Ray W. Howard Library at Shoreline Community College

Identify and Generate Keywords

Identify Keywords

Identify keywords that relate to your topic to assist you when you are searching for resources.   Often different words can describe the same concepts and as a researcher, you can never be sure which keywords will bring back the information you are looking for.  

Brainstorm related terms, broader terms and narrower terms related to your topic.  

chart outlining keywords. full text is available in document below.


Keyword Generators