This page provides information on getting started on your assignment and keyword searching strategies.
Key words are words in a question that tell you the approach you should take when answering a research question.
Keywords can include content (topic), limiting (restricting), and task (instruction) words.
"Assess the impact of climate change on the built environment in Australia"
Source: University of New South Wales
When you are searching for information for an essay question, assignment or project, use the identified content and limiting keywords to search for information sources in our Library Search and online.
List your main concepts or keywords:
planning OR proposals
Apply the following strategies to combine them:
"built environment" AND sustainability AND (plan* OR proposals OR reports)
Go to the Padlet (virtual wall) and write 1 or 2 keywords or phrases you will use to search for information for your assessment tasks. Remember to apply your search strategy.
You will use these keywords and phrases later on in this class to search for journal articles using Library Search or databases.
Once you are on the Padlet, double click anywhere to enter your keywords.
, or you can access it below.