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American Revolution: Search TIps & Strategies

Search Tips & Strategies

Search tips and strategies:

  1. The keywords you use can have a huge impact on the results of your search. When you see this 

      Dig deeper and search the PowerLibrary for names, battles, events!

  2. Every word counts! Avoid searching sentences or entire questions

You can identify keywords by scanning: 

  • Your research questions
  • Articles found from background research
  • Tables of Contents, Indexes, & Bibliographies found at the end of books and articles

If you are still struggling:

  • Use a thesaurus to identify synonyms.
  • Find pictures related to your topic, then describe them.
  • Brainstorm keywords with a librarian, your instructor, or a friend.