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Montessori High School - Refugee Camps: 1b. Identify Keywords

A guide to doing research on refugee camps and related topics.

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The Brainstorming Keywords worksheet below illustrates how to start thinking about keywords.

Make a list or use the Keyword Chart to keep track of keywords related to your topic. Keep it by your side when you start your research.

Identifying Keywords

Before you can begin searching for information in a print or online resource, you need to identify keywords related to your topic. Key terminology can be found easily by scanning:

If you are still struggling, then try these suggestions:

  • Use a thesaurus to identify synonyms.
  • Find pictures related to your topic, then describe the picture.
  • Brainstorm keywords with a librarian, your instructor, or a friend.

Generating Search Terms