WR 327 Tutorial: Keywords

Understanding keywords for better searching

Identifying Main Ideas

In keyword searching, you have to choose words that reflect the most important concepts in your topic area.  At the same time, you must choose words that actually appear in the records for the articles, books and other sources you're looking for.

Kulongoski at the Oregon LegislatureThese two things don't always mesh.

In January 2010, Governor Kulongoski gave his final State of the State address to the Oregon Legislature.    

The next day's coverage in the Oregonian included a headline that summarized the speech's main themes:

A Call for Taxes, Hope