An Online Tutorial Taking You Through the Steps of the Library Research Process Synonyms and Related Terms

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    3. Size & Shape of Information
    4. Most Bang for Your Buck
    5. Trying it on for Size
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Brainstorm synonyms or related terms:

List your key terms or phrases and underneath them write down any synonyms or related terms you can think of.  Related terms can be broader or narrower terms.  For example, higher education would be a broader term for college.  Community colleges would be a narrower term for college.  Universities might be a synonym for colleges.  These are back-up terms, in case the words or phrases you originally wrote down don't return satisfactory search results.

Do cell phones cause car accidents?

    Cell Phones                                  Car Accidents

    car phones                                    automobile accidents

    cellular phones                              car crashes

    mobile phones                               traffic accidents

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