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ENG 115, Powsey, Winter 2021: Keyword Searching


Explore the tabs below to find recommended keywords/search terms for the topics listed below. 


"social media" OR "social networking sites" OR facebook OR twitter OR instagram OR snapchat

"social media" AND health

"social media" AND journalism

"social media" AND community

"social media" AND "fake news"

"social media" AND "social justice"

"social media" AND "fake news"

"call-out culture" OR "cancel culture"

Visit the NIC library's Environmentalism & Climate Change Guide for in-depth information and library resources.



Visit the NIC library's Truth & Reconciliation guide for in-depth information and library resources.

"truth and reconciliation" AND Canada

truth and reconciliation commission

"truth and reconciliation" OR "residential schools"

"residential schools" AND Canada

"residential schools" AND British Columbia

"residential schools" AND "impact on First Nations"

"residential schools" (impact OR effects)

"residential school" AND survivors

"residential school" AND trauma

"residential school system"

"residential schools" and addiction

"residential schools" and education

“Food security” AND Canada

“Food security” AND Canada AND rural

“Food security” AND Canada AND “first nations” OR indigenous OR aboriginal OR “native peoples” OR Indian

“Food security” AND Canada AND poverty OR poor OR "low income"

“Food security” AND Canada AND advertising OR advertisement OR ads OR commercial OR marketing

“Food security” AND Canada AND obesity AND children OR adolescents OR youth OR child OR teenager

“Food security” AND Canada AND laws OR policy OR legislation

vegetarian OR vegetarians OR vegetarianism OR vegan OR vegans OR meat-free AND psychology

omnivores AND psychology OR attitudes

vegetarian OR vegetarians OR vegetarianism OR vegan OR vegans OR meat-free AND emotions OR feelings OR ethics

vegetarian OR vegetarians OR vegetarianism OR vegan OR vegans OR meat-free "animals rights" OR "animal cruelty"


  • Consider combination of 2 or more search terms using Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT). 
  • Use quotation marks to perform phrase searching, for example: "workplace harassment" 
  • Using a * will broaden your search. For example, searching for harass* will return results for harass, harassed and harassment.
  • To see what the library has available in full-text, select undefined underneath the search bar or to the left of your search results, depending on which database you are searching in.
  • Try using the advanced search option in Google, and remember these tips

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