Tracking Keyword Searches

Creative Commons licensed image posted at Flickr by Mikhail Nole

Creative Commons licensed image posted at Flickr by Mikhail Nole

Keeping track of keyword searches will help you avoid repeating unproductive searches and help you refine your searches.

Activity

  1. Create a list of keywords, keeping track of keywords you use and of the variations of your keywords
  2. Find 3 specific academic journals (not databases) in your field.
  3. Most databases allow you to search within a journal title. Use all of your keywords to search within the journal title. Skim the results.
  4. After searching 3 journals, briefly describe which keywords provide better results for your topic. Are there specific words you should not use? Why?
  5. Share-out: Copy/paste or upload your list of terms and discussion to the thread below.

2 thoughts on “Tracking Keyword Searches

  1. Edward Conley

    1.Create a list of keywords, keeping track of keywords you use and of the variations of your keywords
    Sounding Rocket, Payload Analysis, Vibration analysis, payload vibrations, and evaluating payloads.
    2.Find 3 specific academic journals (not databases) in your field.
    3.Most databases allow you to search within a journal title. Use all of your keywords to search within the journal title. Skim the results.
    4.After searching 3 journals, briefly describe which keywords provide better results for your topic. Are there specific words you should not use? Why?
    Payload, and evaluating. Payload does not have searches that result in anting related to the payload and canister system launched onboard the rocket. Evaluating is too broad and has too many articles to sift through.

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