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MUSC 305: Music History: Keywords

Keywords

KEYWORDS carry some of the most important meanings that will open doors to vast amounts of information.

Have a look at this short video in which a librarian constructs a KEYWORD list that she will use to search library tools such as the library catalog and article research databases.

Finding the Right (Key)Words

Finding good sources starts with finding the right keywords.

As an example, let's take question #4 from your upcoming assignment:

What was the sonata in the sixteenth century?


Are these the right keywords? Let's find out by going to the "Find Books" tab and trying a search.

Thesaurus

In addition to the link to Thesaurus.com below, MS Word has a built-in thesaurus: