ERAU Hunt Library

HU 335 (Koller)

This guide will help you with your ethnographic research project

Thesaurus

Finding Synonyms

There are several good places to go to find synonyms. 

In the Hunt Library collection, use Bloomsbury Thesaurus

Another good source is the website Thesaurus.com

Pikto

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Step 4. Create Search Terms

Nouns from your research question turn into keywords.

Question:  How does social media affect teenagers' relationships?

Keywords:
Social Media
Teenagers
Relationships


Create synonyms from those keywords for a larger search.

Not all researchers use the same terms so this will help broaden your search to get as many relevant articles as possible.

Keywords:
Social Media
Internet
World Wide Web

Keywords:
Teenagers
Youth
Adolescent

Keywords:
Relationships
Interaction
Communication


All these keywords can be used in several search combinations:

Keywords:
Social Media
Youth
Communication

Keywords:
Teenagers
Interaction
World Wide Web

Keywords:
Relationships
Internet
Adolescent

Keywords:
Social Media
Interaction
Adolescent

Keywords:
Teenagers
World Wide Web
Communication

Keywords:
Internet
Interaction
Youth