Module 1
Asking Good Questions
Module 2
Finding Information
Module 3
Selecting the Best
Module 4
Putting it Together
Module 5
Your Project
Module 6
Making the Grade

How do I search using keywords?

Choosing keywords that quickly find the information you need saves time. This section will help you begin your research. You will practice identifying key words and using databases to assist in your investigation.

Directions: Begin with #1 and work through #4 below. Then, click next.

Note: If you are using the databases from home you may need your school district's INFOhio username and password. If you need your school username and password, use this link to Find Your Password.


Explore the activities located in the section Students' Tips for Developing Research Strategies. Download, print, and complete the Search Strategy Worksheet.


Find reliable information for your research projects, and search multiple resources using INFOhio's ISearch. Use the tabs to find encyclopedia, newspaper, magazine, and journal articles, primary source documents, videos, and ebooks.

  • Watch the video, Research Made Easy with ISearch, to learn some search tips.
  • Try a search using the terms "body image" in the ISearch. Go to ISearch and type in your search terms in the search box. Explore the results in each of the search tabs. 

Find keywords using the article Body Conscious. Circle possible keywords you could use to find more information on body image.


Try some of the terms you have circled in ISearch. Go to ISearch and type in your search terms in the search box. Explore the results in each of the search tabs. 

Compare these searches on the Search Tracking Form Word document or PDF.

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