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Search Guide: Keywords and Synonyms

Resources, strategies and tutorials for finding information online

Keywords and Synonyms

  • The keywords used for a particular topic in a Library database might differ from the language used in casual conversation.
  • Try to think of synonyms for your keywords
  • Synonyms = a word that has the same meaning as another word in the same language (from


Example: global warming can also be known as climate change in the academic literature