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LiONiL: Library Instruction Online for Information Literacy

Module 1: Selecting a Topic and Defining Information Needs

Identifying the main concepts in a research question

As you begin your research, it is important to identify the main concepts and related terms in your research question.
These terms will help you define your search strategy when searching in online library catalogs and article databases.

Is television advertising harmful to the health of children?

Main concepts
Related terms:
kids, toddlers, girls, boys, pre-teens
television tv, media
health obesity, diet, nutrition, diabetes, well-being
advertising ads, commercials