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Brainstorming Keywords


Brainstorming Keywords



  1. Identify your topic
  2. Identify 2 - 4 key concepts related to your topic
  3. Identify multiple related keywords for each concept

Combining Search Terms

Boolean Operators


AND narrows down your results because it only finds items that include both search terms as a keyword.

And Venn Diagram

OR expands your results because it finds items that include either one or both search terms as a keyword.

Or Venn Diagram

NOT makes your results more specific by excluding words that aren't relevant to your search.

Not Venn Diagram