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Developing a Topic & Keywords Integration Kit


This activity is designed to help your students develop keywords they can use for searching for information on their research topics. Sometimes the first words we think of are not actually the best search terms to use, which can cause a lot of frustration for students when searching, especially when using library resources. Helping generate other keywords will help set students up for success when researching on their own using library resources and online. In addition, this will naturally help students begin to narrow or broaden their topics as needed. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will learn how to develop keywords to use for researching a topic while also learning how to narrow or broaden their topic as needed.

A librarian can come to your class to run this lesson for you, or a librarian can customize a lesson for your class based around your unit of study or assignment requirements. Please contact us if you are interested in this option.

If you prefer to cover this information literacy topic on your own, you will find all the plans and materials you need below.

Did you use any of these materials?

Please complete this quick one-minute survey letting us know which materials you used. We use this information for assessment and reporting statistics to the IPEDS survey. You can include optional feedback on how our lessons worked for your students, to help us improve our lessons and materials. Thank you!

Information Literacy Integrations Survey