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Having trouble with finding the right keywords for searching?  Not getting enough hits when searching?  Try some of the strategies below.

Concept mapping

Concept map

Create a concept map either on paper or online.  See example below.

Online you can use resources like bubbl.us (click here)

 

Broadening a search

 Topic too specific and not returning enough information?  Try broadening it and expanding the search.  Use a chart similar to the one below.


Specific Topic

(Insert information here)

Related topics/issues

 

Time span

 

Place

 

Person or Group

 

Viewpoint or Aspects

 

Compare or Contrast

 

Broader topic

(new, broader search topic)
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