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Keywords are the words or phrases you use to search for information for your assignment. They represent the key ideas in your assignment topic/question.

Example topic

Modern university students are often asked to reflect on their learning using reflective journals, blog entries, or short essays. Discuss the role of reflection in enhancing the learning experience at university.

In this example topic the keywords are reflect, reflection, enhancing, "learning experience"

Each author uses different words, so it is a good idea to brainstorm alternatives for your keywords e.g.





“reflective practice”

“reflective learning"








You can then use combinations of these keywords to search Library Search

For more in depth assistance, go to the Library's Moodle site.

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The Library's Moodle site will help you develop the skills you need to become successful at finding the best information for your assessment items.

All Undergraduate students are automatically enrolled in this course. Look for it in your Moodle course list or you can use the link above.

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