Search Strategies for Finding Articles
Five basic steps...
The community structure of the Great Lakes has been impacted by alien invaders. Define the problem. Give examples.
1. Think about your topic and break it down into its major separate ideas or concepts:
2. Think of different ways of saying each idea (e.g. synonyms, spellings, plural and singular):
3. Search each idea separately. Use OR to expand your results by combining the different words/terms for the same concept.
4. Combine different ideas using AND to narrow your results.Click on your browser's "reload" button to animate the image.
5. Use brackets ( ) to group search terms together. Use around terms that are combined with OR.
How to choose search terms
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