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Information Skills

Videos and online tutorials to support and develop information skills.

Finding Keywords

Before you can begin using MultiSearch or the Library’s databases, you need to know exactly what it is you are searching for. This process includes:

  • Identifying the topic words from your assessment tasks
  • Making a list of synonyms or or related concepts for each of topics in your assessments
  • Using your readings, articles you’ve already found, subject words from journal databases, and other tools such as thesauri to expand these lists. 

In this tutorial, you’ll be asked to take a look at an assessment question and create lists of synonyms for each of the topics or key themes it is asking you to write about.