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Academic Research

Developing Keywords

Concept Mapping

Using a "concept map" or "concept cloud" can help you to brainstorm keywords on your topic. This simultaneously helps you to narrow your topic and develop a research strategy. 

Example Concept Cloud:

Example of a concept cloud.


Example search terms.


Worksheet from Indiana University Bloomington / University of Virginia

Last Updated: Apr 4, 2024 4:00 PM