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Research - Basic Methods: Brainstorm
Search Terms

Learn how to execute basic search techniques in the Maly Library catalog.

Resources for Brainstorming

Need help coming up with terms? Use a thesaurus, encyclopedia, or Wikipedia to find keywords for your topic.

Brainstorm Your Search Terms

Brainstorming keywords BEFORE you search will give you better results in less time. 

Here's an example:

Search Topic: the eucharist

Related terms: communion, mass, transubstantiation, real presence, Lord's Supper, Jesus Christ

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