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UBC Library Informatics for Nursing

1.03 Define your key concepts

It is easier to find information if you define your topic in some detail and then identify some key concepts.

Let's say you want to focus on how the government regulates the labeling of genetically modified foods in Canada. Keywords that describe your topic could include:

  • genetically modified foods or products
  • GMO (genetically modified organisms)
  • government
  • regulations or guidelines
  • Canada
  • labeling (consider alternate spellings, e.g.labelling)