Once you have identified your Research Question generate a list of words, or Keywords that are related to your topic. For example, if your topic is,"energy AND climate" What aspect are you interested in researching? Renewal energy?
Use AND, OR, NOT to connect your phrases/keywords
AND both energy AND climate
OR either word "global warming" OR "climate change"
NOT will retrieve the first word, debate NOT argument
Keywords and phrases: energy, renewable energy, green house gas, climate change, global warming, polices, treatises
Sample keyword searches for a database: