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WCCFT Scholarships : Find your Keywords

This guide will help students find information about the WCCFT Scholarship, research the essay topic and find help.

Keywords

Use your topic to pick the keywords you will use in the databases to search for articles and in the catalog to search for books. (i.e. throw out all the meaningless words from your topic sentence). Do not type complete sentences.

 

The Value of Unions in the Workplace

 

Think of words that mean the same or something similar to your keywords. Try those also in your search:

Unions (ILGWU; AFL; CIO; Teamsters); Labor; Collective Bargaining; Negotiation

Work; Workplace; Employment; Jobs;

Benefits; Contracts; Wages; Safety; Right to Work

Sweatshops; Strikes; Lockouts;      


Join your keywords to narrow your results using AND:

Unions AND Jobs AND Value

 

Use OR to broaden your search:

Value OR Benefits

 

Use an asterisk * to truncate words and find its various forms:

Employ* will find Employment; Employees; Employers

 

Quotation marks around words will keep phrases together:

"Collective Bargaining"

 

Keywords

Use your topic to pick the keywords you will use in the databases to search for articles and in the catalog to search for books. (i.e. throw out all the meaningless words from your topic sentence). Do not type complete sentences.

The Role of Unions in Social Justice Issues

 

Think of words that mean the same or something similar to your keywords. Try those also in your search:

Unions (ILGWU; AFL; CIO; Teamsters); Labor; Collective Bargaining; Negotiation

Work; Workplace; Employment; Jobs;

Benefits; Contracts; Wages;

Social Justice; Solidarity; Equity; Equal Pay;

Racism; Sexism; Oppression;  

 


Join your keywords to narrow your results using AND:

Unions AND Social Justice AND Racism

 

Use OR to broaden your search:

Social Justice OR Political Activism

 

 

Use an asterisk * to truncate words and find its various forms:

Employ* will find Employment; Employees; Employers

 

Quotation marks around words will keep phrases together:

"Social Justice"