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Finding search terms

To get the best hits, you need to use the right search terms. This video (in German only) shows how to find suitable search terms on a topic and what you need to consider.

Give it a try

Now search for suitable search terms on your topic. Open the concept diagram and print it out if necessary:
Concept diagram (PDF, 145 KB)

  1. Enter your topic. What are your key concepts, i.e. the central aspects of your topic?
  2. Add more words to your concept diagram. The following pages will help you:
    Wikipedia - Online encyclopaedia
    Vionto - Graphical representation of related terms
    Woxikon - Synonyms database
    Duden.de
  3. Academic search engines often use a particular language to describe literature. In our catalogue, the keywords are in German. Other databases use English terms, for instance. Translate your terms.
    PONS