Graduate School

Keyword Use

 

Keywords are necessary to locate your thesis or dissertation in searches. They should be terms that reflect the focus of your dissertation, but be general enough that most users searching in your topic know the term. Students may have up to ten terms. Keep in mind that Proquest requests six keywords also.

There are two thesauri available online:

ERIC
MeSH

The Library can also help search for appropriate keywords in other databases.