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ETH 101: Ethics and Society (Ford): Brainstorming Keywords

Where to Start?

 

Begin by brainstorming keywords.

Then, select a database from the MCC Databases tab to start searching.

Take a look at the Database Searching Tips tab for help with searching. 

 

 

What Keywords Should You Use?

 

Example research question: How has communications improved through the use of social media in the past five years?

 

Next step: Finding related terms to your key concepts.

Using the chart below, fill in your key concepts their synonyms.

 

Key Concept

Synonyms

Communications

Interaction, connection, exchange, interpersonal relationships, relationships

   
   
   

Brainstorming Example

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