Understanding Your Research Assignment and Developing Search Terms
Choosing good search terms will help you find the information you need
Search terms - nouns, keywords, subjects
Start with the terms you find in your assignment
Find 2-3 articles using two different library databases to find information about stress and it's physical, cognitive, social, and emotional impacts.
Main Topic - stress
Subtopics -impacts of stress on
Base your search terms on the Main Topic and Subtopics identified in your assignment. Because different authors use different terms think beyond the words listed in the assignment to find alternative search terms other words that mean the same thing.
Create a list in your notebook that lists primary search terms andtheir alternatives:
Stress - physical and mental pressure, tension, hardship, strain
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