Breaking Up Your Topic with the Right Keywords
In order to search effectively, it's important to break out the main concepts of your research question into keywords.
Research question: How is violence being prevented in public schools?
Break up your research question into keywords that represent the main concepts:
- Public Schools
Search for each keyword, connected with an 'AND', indicating you want results that discuss all the concepts.:
violence AND prevention AND public schools
In many databases, they provide three lines for you, for three different concepts:
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