Three Strategies for Better Search Results
Create a list of these search words or keywords. Try them out in the search engine or database you want to use for your search.
Some databases and search engines will give you suggested search terms or keywords.
Being armed with a list of search terms will make your search easier and faster.
“death penalty” bias
sexting “psychological effects”
adolescen* suicide statistics
With most search engines when you put in your search terms the first in the list of hits are the most popular not the best. The most popular search engines are google, yahoo, and bing.
If your search is not going well in one search engine change to another and see what happens.
Here are some general hints in using search engines.
Write down the search terms and keywords you have created on this worksheet.
Add the Boolean Operators to your keyword string. If you click on the Advance Search link the Boolean Operators will already be there. All you have to do is type them in the correct place.
"death penalty" AND bias
sexting AND "psychological effects"
adolesen* AND suicide AND statistics
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