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How do you turn your topic into a search? Look for keywords.
- Topic: "Should marijuana be legalized?" Keywords: marijuana, law, legislation, pot, medicinal marijuan
- Topic: "Should birth control be taught in high schools?" Keywords: birth control, condoms, high school, abstinence, sex education
Did you get too many hits? Try narrowing your search
- Add Obama or McCain to a search for election to get fewer results.
- In Academic Search Premier, use the options on the left menu bar to refine your search.
Did you get only a few hits? Try to broaden your search by using a synonym or removing one or more keywords.
- Do a search for death penalty in addition to captial punishment.
- Search for autism instead of autistic children.