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UMES Hospitality Management: Search Strategies

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

UMBC - Searching Tutorials

Search Strategies

Selecting Keywords

Boolean Operators

How to do Research

Phrase Searching & Nesting


Assessing Internet Research