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EDHD 703: Source Selection, Multimedia & Misinformation: How Students Learn to Navigate Evidence in the 21st Century: Search Strategies

Course will explore how evidence is acquired, produced, and used to make inferences and draw conclusions about the world.

Searching Tips

Boolean OperatorsANDOR, and NOT 

Truncation: cut off the end of a word and use an asterisk “*”
 to get more results:

Ex: educat*= educate, education, educator, educating, etc...

Use Synonyms and related words to search


Keyword Searching Tips

  1. Search by words and phrases instead of sentences
  2. Breakdown by concepts
  3. Look at the subject headings/index terms for synonyms and alternate terms

Selecting Keywords

Boolean Operators

Phrase Searching & Nesting

Truncation