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Expert researchers organize subject-related words before they being searching -- and continue to save words as they learn new ones.
Here are 3 ways to organize and think about words in searching:
We use a lot of different words to talk about using words in searching. I need a Word Bank to talk about synonyms.
Expert researchers should brainstorm, identify, find, discover, chose, list, think, mindmap, create, imagine
all the synonyms, controlled vocabulary, thesaurus terms, descriptors, identifiers, indexers, keywords, technical names, jargon, scientific names, MESH headings, word stems, hierarchies, common / specific / technical words, abbreviations, spelling variations, definitions, uniform titles, terms, words, descriptions, smallest parts, languages, concepts, terminology, search terms, alternatives, phrases, or similar words
before - and during - searching.