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ENG 102: English Comp Honors (Ramirez): Keywords


There are a number of ways to find keywords for your search:


  • Search for your general topic in the MCC search, then look for a Research Starter, read it and underline keywords.
  • Look at the subject heading/thesaurus words in the 'Refine Your Search' on the left hand side of your search.
  • Look at the detailed record,  the subject headings and keywords if available can be used in your search box.  
  • Look at the titles of other articles in your search. The keywords in the titles may be useful too.

Good luck!

Keywords: Love, Family, and Marriage

  • arranged marriage
  • love marriage
  • same sex marriage
  • domestic partnerships
  • parenting
  • LGBT parenting
  • surrogacy​
  • adoption
  • children
  • child care


Keywords: Crime, Punishment, Justice

  • white-collar crime
  • petty crime
  • punishment
  • capital punishment
  • wrongful convictions
  • mandatory sentencing
  • rehabilitation


Other ways to find keywords

You can also try a mind mapping tool such as, to brainstorm keywords.

OR you could try using Gale's topic finder 

example from gale topic finder

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