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Occupational Therapy - Dallas

Occupational therapy research guide for TWU Dallas students, faculty and staff.

Keyword search

                picture of a monitor providing link to a video tut             Example of a keyword search.

Keyword searches will look through the text of an article for whatever word/s you have specified. 


  • A keyword search will bring back up to the minute articles a they are uploaded to the database.
  • A keyword search will invariably bring back results than a subject heading search.
  • A keyword search allows for the use of Boolean operators, field searches, phrases, et cetera giving the searcher far more control over the search than an automated subject heading search.


  • More results to sift through.
  • Many of these results can be less relevant than a subject heading search.