Keywords are any important words or phrases that you might use to search for more information on your topic.
Keywords can be single words, proper nouns, or short phrases ("time management"), but they should not be sentences or sentence fragments.
"How to focus in an age of distraction?"
Notice how the keywords below are individual words or short phrases (names of people, things, or events are OK!) We'll use these keywords to build our searches for more information on our "avoiding distractions" sample topic:
Use reference articles to understand the general view of what is happening with an issue, who is involved, and why there is debate over it.
You can use important words or ideas (see the highlighted words in the example below) as keywords to build more focused or related searches.
Use the following online reference databases to find background information on a wide variety of topics.