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Information Skills Toolbox

Gathering Search Terms

Once you have determined your topic and formulated a search question you start gathering search terms. This is very important, as using the right search terms will give you relevant search results. You can use a mind map to gather search terms systematically. Use combinations of search terms to search more specifically.  

Tips & Tricks Search Terms

How to find the right search terms? Use the tools below for finding good search terms:

Online dictionaries:

Thesaurus / synonyms
In a thesaurus you will find a list of synonyms and related terms.