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English 110 - Meisel - Argument Essay: Keywords

This guide provides students with tips and suggested resources for finding sources for their argument essays for English 110 with Professor Meisel.

Identifying Search Terms

Keywords are the words you type into a search box to search for information on your topic. The words you use to describe your topic may be different from the words used in the library catalog (OneSearch) and library databases. For example, another way to describe teenagers might be adolescents.

Watch the video below for a short tutorial on keywords, including some good strategies for combining them effectively. If you have trouble finding information on your topic, ask a librarian for help choosing successful keywords.

Identifying Search Strategies

The following video discusses different search strategies for finding information based on the type of information you need (from off campus you will need to log in using your Pipeline username and password):