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These "step" pages have been adapted from that of Johnson & Wales University Library (Denver Campus) as well as from the Research & Learning Services Department of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Stafford Library has received permission to use and adapt these pages.
Before you can begin searching for information in a print or online resource, you need to identify keywords related to your topic. Key terminology can be easily be found by scanning:
If you are still struggling, then try these suggestions:
- Use a thesaurus (Microsoft Office, print or online) to identify synonyms
- Find pictures related to your topic, then describe the picture
- Brainstorm keywords with a librarian, your instructor, or a friend
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