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Brainstorming search terms : Keywords vs Subjects

how to improve your literature search by brainstorming search words

Keywords vs. Subjects

When you find a relevant article, make sure to look at the subject terms listed. Think of these as hashtags on Instagram. You can then look for articles with those subject terms to find other potentially relevant items.

Here's an example of some subject terms from the article DROUIN, M., REINING, L., FLANAGAN, M., CARPENTER, M., & TOSCOS, T. (2018). College Students in Distress: Can Social Media Be a Source of Social Support? College Student Journal, 52(4), 494–504.