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Come up with key search terms
Successful information search begins with good search terms. Be bold in trying different keywords and their synonyms. Combine your search words in different ways.
- DON'T use full sentences
- DO use synonyms and relating words: part-time work / fixed-term work / transient employment.
- DO think about words that describe your topic either more broadly or in more detail, e.g. part-time work > work.
If you already know a good book on your topic, check the subject terms used in HH Finna
to describe the content of the book. Use them to search for more similar books.
Use a mind map
Creating a mind map can sometimes help in formulating your search topic and finding good search terms.
How to find good search terms?
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