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Choose keywords for my search

Choose Keywords

When searching in PSU Library research databases, use keywords that capture key concepts about your topic. A search with keywords like gender and salary will retrieve better results than using a  phrase like impact of gender on salary. 

Use Scholarly Encyclopedias to discover more keywords. Scholarly encyclopedias contain background information, as well as scholarly language and keywords, people's names, or place names.

Watch this video, Brainstorming Keywords, to learn more about brainstorming keywords:


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