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Intermolecular Forces: 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 and narrow keywords

BROAD TOPIC WORDS
NARROW KEYWORDS
  • Molecular forces
  • Intermolecular forces
  • London dispersion forces
  • ​Van der Waal's forces
  • dipole-dipole interactions
  • hydrogen bonding
  • ion-dipole interactions
  • ion-ion interactions

Water
  • surface tension
  • meniscus
  • adhesion
  • capillary action,
  • decreased density in solid phase,
  • solvent
Genetics
  • protein folding
  • Chaperones
  • DNA double helix
Adhesives

glue
bonding
paste
resin

Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
Chromatography
Carbon Fiber Materials
Graphite fibers
Soap detergent, surfactant

 

SEARCH TIPS

Keyword Searching

Enter the basic ideas/keywords of your topic in the search box. The computer searches for books with those keywords in the title, subjects, and descriptions of the books.

Subject Searching
Subject searching is more "powerful" than keyword searching - it uses a specific vocabulary to find books in the catalog. To find a good subject, look at the display page of a book you already like. Click on that subject link to run a search.

Related Terms
Think about related terms such as: solar power, solar energy, and renewable energy