When searching for books, articles, or other sources in the UWM Libraries databases, use the keyword searching suggestions below for the best results.
• Define your research topic / research question.
Write one or more sentences / questions defining your research topic.
Example: How can nonprofits communicate effectively using social media ?
• Describe your topic using keyword searches.
Select the "keywords" (main concepts) that describe your research topic. To get the best set of search results, also think of synonyms or alternate terms for each of your keywords.
|Synonyms:||nonprofit organizations||social networking|
|Synonyms:||not for profits|
• Next, write a few search statements.
Combine your keywords with "and". Remember to use quotation marks, if appropriate.
Example: "nonprofit organizations" and "social media"