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WR 115 College Writing: Topic Development

Brainstorming Keywords from Your Topic

This quick tutorial will show you how to turn your topic into keywords that you can use in searching  library resources and the Web.

Subject Encyclopedias

Scholarly subject encyclopedias provide background information about specific topics. Entries or articles, written by scholars or subject experts, include bibliographies or suggested readings that will lead to more information on your topic.

You can use subject encyclopedias to identify keywords for your research in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Search for Subject Encyclopedias (PSU Only)