This guide will point you toward the most useful resources for research on a variety of topics within the field of education, including Adolescence and Childhood Education, Educational Psychology, and Physical Education.
Successful information research requires you to know how to phrase your topic to match those of the research system. So that the system can find results that are on your topic and not mere mention of your words. This is where keywords come in handy. The Oxford English Dictionary defines keyword as "a word (usuaaly one of several) chosen to indicate or represent the content of a larger document, text, record, etc., in an index, catalogue, or database."
How to find keywords? Start your search with two or three most signifcant words that describe your topic. Browse the first two pages of results to look at a few that seems the most relevant. Look at the "Subjects" or "Headings" field in these results. Now try to search using these terms. Another possible method is use databases' thesaurus. Note, all databases have one and sometimes you click a link or a tab to find it. For example, an education related database called ERIC has it in the "Search Tools" tab.
And here is a "Keyword Generator" site to help you create keywords. http://lib-learning.fullerton.edu/Tutorials/KeywordGenerator/
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