Topic to keywords ii

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Topic to keywords ii

  1. 1. Topic to Keywords, Part 2<br />Research Tutorials<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Keywords are Key<br />Keywords<br />Topic<br />Resources<br />
  3. 3. From Concepts to Keywords<br />A sample topic before essential concepts and keywords are identified:<br />“The relationship between agriculture and wild animals”<br />Resultant database search results: none<br />
  4. 4. From Concepts to Keywords<br />Identify essential concepts:<br />The relationshipbetween agricultureand wild animals<br />Refine further:<br />“relationship”<br />Too general and too specific(leave it out)<br />
  5. 5. Poor Keywords (Avoid These)<br />“the reasons for”<br />“the causes of”<br />“the effects of”<br />
  6. 6. Re-Evaluate the Topic?<br />Searching only “agriculture” and “wild animals”<br />
  7. 7. Re-Focus the Topic?<br /> “What are the causes of the crisis involving honeybee populations?”<br />
  8. 8. Brainstorm Alternative Keywords<br />Central Valley<br />bees<br />bee<br />decline<br />danger<br />habitat<br />disease<br />Broader terms <br />Narrower terms <br />Synonyms<br />“at risk”<br />hives<br />distress<br />Apis<br />San Joaquin Valley<br />
  9. 9. Conclusion<br />The research process:<br />Task<br />Topic<br />Keywords<br /><br /><br />
  10. 10. Activity<br />Activity<br />Complete the comprehension quiz on this page by clicking on the Quiz Group link. When you are finished, you have completed the tutorial.<br />

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