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Choosing Keywords

  • New terms develop quickly in tech. Consider previous words for your concept: for example, Facebook OR Meta. 
  • Search both the acronym and the full term. API OR application programming interface.
  • Consider different spellings of a word, such as cybersecurity OR cyber security
  • Technologies have underlying infrastructure to support them. For example, search cryptocurrency OR blockchain
  • Search for the underlying technology as well as the company or brand. 
  • The non-technical portion of your research likely has lots of terminology to describe a single concept. What are synonyms for a term? For example, women OR woman OR female

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