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Search Strategies: Finding Keywords for Your Topic
In this first section, you will learn how to construct a search strategy in order to use search tools more efficiently. You will learn about how best to use keywords which describe essential characteristics of the document or page you want to find.
To learn how to use keywords and conduct searches, work through the module below, completing the questions and quizzes at the end.
Click on the image below to go to the module. You will need to select the instructor's name (Christian Larson) and type in your eID as your user identifier.
Return to this guide to move on to the next page.
Conducting a search strategy and using the most appropriate keywords are two of the most important parts of research - but they can also be the most time intensive as well. Remember you can always ask a librarian for help!
The next thing you will learn about is how to use the database PubMed. You will use the skills you have learned so far to find the abstracts and articles you need for your assignment from PubMed.
Click on "PubMed" from the menu on the left to move on to this next step.