How can I use this?
Learning to brainstorm keywords leads to better searches, which allows you to find what you need more quickly and more efficiently.
To start your research paper, you need to begin looking for sources. For an effective search, you need to use keywords, which are the building blocks of academic searching. There are two steps to good keyword formation:
Here is an example research question:
Question: HOW DO GREEN CRABS RESPOND TO VARYING pH LEVELS IN THEIR ENVIRONMENT?
The main concepts of this question are:
We start by brainstorming for similar keywords by using a concept map.
If you were to include synonyms, related words and variant spellings, the search terms might be:
WHAT ARE THE KEY ISSUES IN FOOD SECURITY FOR CANADA?
]1] Gaber, S. Horn of plenty [online]. Available from https://openclipart.org/detail/290485/crab-03
 SunKing2. Canada map [online]. Available from https://openclipart.org/detail/301571/ocean-scene