Creating Keywords

Develop keywords - important words for your question/topic

Keywords? What are keywords?

Keywords are usually the main ideas from your topic in a few word(s) or a phrase. HIGHLIGHT your keywords.

Keywords help you to unlock information and help you find out what information you need.

Keywords can help you narrow or broaden your search for information.


Identify synonyms (use a thesaurus), alternate terms (abbreviations, acronyms), phrases and variant spellings (including plurals) - any related keywords.

The more specific your keywords are, the narrower the search will be, and in most cases, the better your results.


Use your keywords to search for information on databases, indexes of books and encyclopedias and search engines.