When doing research, your chances of finding relevant information can be improved by brainstorming and selecting good search words or keywords.
Don't forget to think of synonyms for your keywords as well.
Take a look at your research question or statement and note the main terms.
What is the effect of sleep deprivation on the grades of post-secondary students?
Words highlighted in green are the main terms.
Think of synonyms or related words. E.g.:
Be sure to consider:
Brainstorming keywords doesn't stop!
As you research your topic, be sure to make note of relevant search words that you come across along the way.
Short video of tips from Brock University Library.