Identify the keywords that best describe your topic. These can be used as search terms in the various search tools you might use to conduct your research, such as individual library databases, OneSearch, and Google.
Start with your main concepts.
Keep it simple. It's better to enter a few well-chosen words than a long description of your topic.
Do some brainstorming and come up with synonyms for your keywords. You may have to work on each concept separately.
List some synonyms for Bullying:
List some synonyms for Cliques.
Can you think of any others?
Can you think of some Broader, Narrower, and Related keywords for Bullying and Cliques?
Broader Search Terms
Narrower Search Terms
Related Search Terms
What are some others?