Computer searches look for the words you typed--not the idea you meant, or what you really wanted. So your choice of words has a direct and measurable effect on your search results.
Example: If your topic is how drinking affects college students' success in school, you might try the keywords:
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Scholarly journals, sometimes called academic or peer-reviewed or refereed, are special kind of publication. Usually, they publish articles of original research that are written by experts for other experts.
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