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FIN 315

Finding Key Words/Search Terms

Research Question: How does playing video games affect teenage girls?

 

Concept 1

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Concept 2

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Concept 3

Extract the major concepts from your research question.

teenage

 

girls

 

“video games”

List alternatives for each concept:

  • These can be synonyms, or they can be specific examples of the concept
  • Use single words or short phrases.
  • Find additional terms in abstracts and summaries of articles.

 

Search Terms

Search Terms

Search Terms

adolescent

female

“online games”

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teens

“teenage girls”

Nintendo

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Guided Search

  • Sometimes your topic might be related to Tourism, Education, Criminal Justice, Psychology, etc. Look at the Research Guides by Subject page and do the following:
    • Select related subject
    • Select the Library Guide
    • Find Articles
    • Select a suggested database