Typing in the whole research question will get me what I need, right? Wrong!
The keywords you use to find information will help you find the information you need. Using the “right” words will speed up the research process, while the “wrong” words can make you frustrated.
Before you can begin searching for information, you need to identify keywords related to your topic. Key words can be easily be found by scanning:
If you are still struggling:
Think of an apple. Picture it clearly in your mind!
How would you describe that apple to a friend without using the word "apple" at all?
"Red", "fruit", and "fall" all might come to mind. Those are your keywords!
Now, try thinking about your research topic. What words would you use to describe your topic to a friend? Those might be some keywords!