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Early Childhood Education - Prof. Dreyfus: Developing Keywords for your Search

Find your keywords

When searching the databases for articles, do not type in whole sentences. After finding your topic, use some of the questions under the Find a Topic page to formulate search questions. 

e.g. Topic: Benefits of Charter School on Children

searches:

Charter School and History

Charter School and Debate

Charter School and Benefits

Charter School and Negative Effects

Charter School  and Economy

Charter School and Public Opinion

 

Think of words that mean the same thing or something similar to your topic and try searching those words too. 

 

if you want to search for other persuasive articles (outside of CQ Researcher and Opposing Viewpoints) add an additional term such as Editorial, Opinion, Debate, Commentary etc. 

Using Keywords in a Database

Build a Search Strategy with your Keywords

Search Strategy Builder - An online tool from the University of Arizona that will help you organize your keywords into a search strategy