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Research Basics for ENGL 101

Which words should I use when I search?

When researching, the most common questions students ask for help with is figuring out which words to use when searching online.

Below are demonstrations from SCC librarians which show you techniques for exploring keywords and phrases.

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Thinking of search terms can be difficult, so contact a librarian any time. Live chat librarians are available 24/7.

Grid exercise demonstrations using example topic: Barriers to Education

Contents of video, PART 1

  • 0:00 - 4:00     Grid exercise demonstraiont using example subject educational barriers
  • 4:00 - 8:50     Example of how to use grid generated terms when searching ERIC and ProQuest


Contents of video, PART 2

  • 0:00 - 1:55    Grid exercise demonstration using complex subject as an example
  • 2:00 - 3:25    Other sources for discovering search terms