Find synonyms


Posted with permission of the McMaster University Libraries

Here are various tools available to help you find synonyms using the library databases and the web.

Using the article database Academic Search Elite, click on “Subject Terms” at the top of the page, enter your word in the search box, and click on “Browse”. The database will show you a list of subject terms. By clicking on your word any related terms will be displayed.

Here’s a video to help you with advanced search features.


Using Proquest Research Library or Canadian Business & Current Affairs (a Proquest database), open up the thesaurus window by clicking on the link “Thesaurus ” at the right of the screen.  In the new window do a search on genocide. The database will give you a list of subject terms. Click on the words for broader or narrower terms. Click on the yellow square beside a term and find the related terms.


Consult an online thesaurus.

Thesaurus.com
Macmillan Dictionary Thesaurus
Collins English Thesaurus