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Develop and refine keywords to use when searching for sources.

Developing Keywords for Research

Developing Keywords for Research

Options: Examples:

1. Enter your primary keyword.


2. Add one of your specific keywords to narrow the search.    


china history

china culture

3. Use alternative spellings and/or synonyms.

chinese territories

4. Mix and match your keywords.

china territories

chinese culture


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The University of Texas Libraries

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