Identifying Keywords: Generate Keywords

Have a topic in mind? Use these resources to help identify keywords!

Steps for Generating Keywords

  1. Write down your research question.
  2. Identify the major concepts.
  3. Brainstorm related keywords or synonyms for each main concept.
  4. Trouble thinking of synonyms?
  • Search your topic in Google or Academic OneFile.
  • Browse the titles of articles.
  • Look for synonyms or related concepts you might have missed.
  • Or, read an overview of the topic in Wikipedia.
  1. Group related keywords.