Using your core text-- The Age of Migration - as your professor suggested is a great way to read and learn how scholars talk about your topic. That is one way to develop keywords for searching. Brainstorming and testing and tweaking are other ways. Use terms from the relevant articles, books, and reports that you cited in your preliminary bibliography and use the works cited from those articles and books. Use suggested keywords sometimes found in articles. All of these methods have also been suggested by your professor.
What is the topic? What are some related subtopics?
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Use Subject Terms (assigned by the Library of Congress) to find like items in the library catalog and in journal databases. If you find a useful book or article, its catalog record usually will include Subject Terms that you can use to find related research material. Below is a screenshot of a catalog record with subject hyperlinks. Click on the links to find related material.