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Faculty and the Library Toolbox: Identifying Keywords

How to integrate library resources into your course

Learning Objectives

The student will be able to learn:

1. How to define keywords

2. Why keywords are important

3. How to choose keywords

4. How to brainstorm synonyms

5. How synonyms affect a search

About this Tutorial

Identifying Keywords is designed to help your students get started in their research. This tutorial includes:

  • Interactive learning objects
  • A quiz at the end
  • Additional resources

Ideas for using this tutorial:

  • Link to the tutorial in your syllabus 
  • Link to the tutorial in Blackboard
  • Assign students to view tutorial, take quiz
  • Print quiz results or copy and paste to email or document to upload to Blackboard

Identifying Keywords is included in ACC's Research Success Tutorials suite, recognized by the ALA’s Association of College & Research Libraries’ Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) Committee in 2014.

PRIMO recognition

Identifying Keywords

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