There are many tools available online to help you find synonyms to a word.

1. Use a dictionary.

A quick and easy way to find synonyms is to use an online dictionary. Here are a few suggestions.


2. Browse database subject terms.

Synonyms found in a dictionary might not be the words favored by the researchers in a given field. To find what those words are, you can try using the subject terms in the library databases instead.


3. Try out the Gale Topic Finder.

The Gale Academic OneFile Topic Finder lets you explore the different keywords related to a subject. Enter anything in the search box to visualize related terms.

Simply click one of the tiles to automatically find articles about that subject.

Gale Topic Finder keyword map.