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Keyword searching uses natural language. A keyword search may be a good way to begin a search, but it may retrieve a few irrelevant results. One strategy is to start with keyword search, and from the results select an article record that looks useful. You may then make note of the Subject heading or MeSH that are assigned by the database. You may continue your search using the subject terms in the keyword search or in a precise subject search.
Keyword search tips for databases and book catalogs:
Subject Searching (Controlled Vocabularies). Controlled vocabularies are standardized, hierarchical lists designated to represent the major subject concepts and conditions contained within a database.
Before an item is added to a database or catalog, its subject matter is determined. This way, there is a consistent method for retrieving the same information concepts even when different terminology has been used by an author. The listing is standardized and somewhat predictable.
Reference books are a great place to start your search. Reference books provide an overview of a topic, typically just a few pages. If you take a few moments to skim a reference book, you'll get some great ideas on the key points on your topic that you can use for deeper research.
Reference books are shelved on the main floor of the library. The books must be used in the library, but because the entries are so brief, it is usually takes just a few minutes to jot down a few notes or make a list of relevant keywords.