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Civil War: Keywords

ABOUT KEYWORDS

Before you start searching for books, articles or web pages, you need to choose keywords that represent your research topic.

 

Keywords are significant words (usually nouns or noun phrases) which can be used as search terms in online catalogs or databases. They can appear in the title, subject headings, abstract, or text of records. A keyword search typically searches all or most of these fields.

BROAD KEYWORDS

  • Women in the Civil War
  • Black troops in the Civil War
  • Civil War Medicine
  • Civil War Battles
  • Civil War maps
  • Civil War diaries
  • Civil War Music
  • Civil War Prisons
  • Intelligence in the Civil War
  • Civil War Diet
  • United States History Civil War 1861-1865

NARROW KEYWORDS

Here is an example of a narrow keyword with synonyms:

Civil War Diet

"American civil war"

food

rations

commissary

daily life

nutrition