Search matrix and mindmap

Learn how to document your information search in a simple way.

Now that you have a better vocabulary - what is the next step? Write down words - because searching is a process over time and often using several search tools. Make it a habit to write down words you search with because you cannot remember them later - even if you think you can.

Video: Learn how to use the search matrix method

The search matrix is ​​a simple way to keep track of your words. First, write down your problem. What key concepts can you find? Write them down. Enter synonyms, alternatives, related terms.

If you don't like the search matrix method, then perhaps you can use the mind map approach. The video also touches on what relevant subject terms are.

Video: How to choose keywords (By McMaster Libraries)