He kupu hei tautohu i tētahi tuhinga kōrero e puritia ana ki te pātengi raraunga matihiko. Ina whakaurua taua kupu, ka puta ngā tuhinga e hāngai ana. Ko te ingoa o te kaituhi, ko te kaupapa rānei o te tuhinga ētahi tauira o ngā momo kupu tāpua. He wāhi nui ki ngā kupu tāpua e kitea ai tētahi tuhinga e te kairangahau, hei tiki atu māna.
A word which identifies a written text which is held in an electronic database. If that word is entered, the relevant texts will come up. The author's name and the topic of the text are examples of types of keywords. Keywords are important in ensuring that a text is discoverable by a researcher.
tāpua - significant, to stand out