Discovering Related Topics using Topic Finder

August 16, 2022
A screenshot of the Topic Finder in Gale Academic OneFile

Gale OneFile databases range in their target subject (such as Criminal Justice, Gardening, or Psychology) as well as audience (such as High School, General, or Academic). But they share a common set of search tools.

One such tool is the Topic Finder, an interactive visualization which shows terms related to the one you initially searched for. For example, "rhododendron" is often paired with terms like "garden," "flower," "national park," and "disease."

The video below is part of the "How Can TEL Help" series and provides an overview of the Topic Finder tool.

In the video, we answer the following question from a high school student: "I am working on an essay and need to find related topics to the one I'm writing about. How can TEL help?"