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Information Literacy Tutorial

Information Literacy Tutorial

Preparing for Keyword Searching

Preparing for Keyword Searching

  • State your topic as specifically as possible:

             The effect of television viewing on aggressive behavior in teenagers  

  • Identify the main concepts:

                     The effect of television viewing on aggressive behavior in teenagers  

      3.  Type the keywords, combining them with AND:

   


   4. If you don’t find enough results, make a list of additional keywords or phrases for each concept.

television aggressive behavior teenagers
  aggression adolescents


   5. Add the additional terms using
OR, and use truncation (*) to pick up different endings. 

 

 If you have only one search box, use nesting (parentheses) to combine terms: 

      
television AND (aggressive behavior OR aggression) AND (teenagers OR adolescen*)

 

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