Strategic Search Statements
Analysis for Search Terms
Most likely, your Research Question includes at least two or three key concepts. Look back at your question above and underline those concepts. In the table below, write each of your key concepts at the top of a column. Use the rows of each column to list synonyms or other terms used to refer to that same concept. Go back to your previous reading if you need to, or do some preliminary searches if you like.
The terms on the resulting table can be the basis for your search statements, and can help you improve your searches when you need to.
[Worksheet: Table with three columns and multiple rows]