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Database Searching: 2. Identify Search Terms

How to identify key terms?

1. Think about your research topic. What question are you trying to answer?
  • For example: "How can 3D printing be used to create organ transplants for patients?"

2. What are some key terms in your question?

  • "3D printing" and "organ transplant".

3. What are some synonyms or related terms?

  • 3D printing -> Additive manufacturing. Organ transplant -> Organs, living tissue, heart, etc.

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