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CRJU 1310: Introduction to Criminal Justice

Brainstorming Keywords

When beginning your research, start to brainstorm keywords (search terms) that you can use.

Try to think of synonyms for your topic. Say you are researching domestic violence. Some related terms could be: 

  • domestic abuse
  • intimate partner violence
  • abuse in marriage
  • abuse in cohabitation
  • spousal abuse

If you need help, use this keyword generator to walk you through the process.