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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.
Tips for Searching Databases
Combine keywords with boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT).
If your research involves a company, search by the ticker symbol of that company, if available.
If you are doing industry research, search by industry code when possible.
Fill out the keyword sheet to explore wording that is used to describe your topic.
A simple tool such as a thesaurus may allow you to find keyword variations that can be used to search the library catalog, article databases, etc.