Use this concept table to brainstorm keywords for constructing searches.

Main Terms

Related terms (broader and narrower)

OR

OR

OR

AND

OR

OR

OR

AND



Your concept table might look something like this, for the research question “What’s the economic impact of wind power?”

MAIN TERMS

RELATED TERMS (broader and narrower)

wind power

OR

alternative energy

OR

green energy

OR

renewable energy

AND

economic impact

OR

“economic value added”

OR

costs

OR

marketing

AND

fossil fuels

OR

oil

OR

natural gas



Your search might look like this for the same topic:

(wind power) OR (alternative energy) OR (green energy) OR (renewable energy)

AND

(economic impact) OR (“economic value added”) OR (costs) OR (marketing)

AND

(fossil fuels) OR (oil) OR (natural gas)