Search Terms and Keywords
This page brings together content that I have used to teach about keywords. The standard disclaimer applies.
- Finding and Selecting Keywords, University of West Florida
- This video is made by Joshua Vossler, and is of high quality. There is specific information at the end for UWF. I generally stop playing the video before the institution-specific information plays.
- Auburn University Selecting Keywords to Search
- This self-paced module was also awarded a Primo award for library instruction. I prefer it to the Keyword Generator below.
- IUPUI Keyword Generator
- This site was originally developed at UTAustin where it was awarded a Primo award for library instruction. I find it incredibly useful.
ProCon list - A handout with various Pro/Con keywords that might be useful to focus a search.
Concept Map - A concept mapping tool to help expand searching
Keywords 2 Up - A handout that mimics the Video #1 listed above.
- Have students work in groups together to come up with as many different keywords for a given topic.