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Search for dictionaries and encyclopedias on your topic in the Library collection:
e.g. for a definition of fascism, search using a broader subject term such as politics
Many databases include a thesaurus where the subject terms they contain are arranged.
Search for your keywords in the thesaurus to find more effective search terms as well as broader and narrower terms. This is particularly useful if the terms you are using in your search are not retrieving suitable resources.
Using a thesaurus can also help identify synonyms and spelling used in the database.
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