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Definitions Selecting Search Techniques Search Strategy

Learning objectives:

  • Define the terms: database, record, and field.
  • Describe the function of two types of research databases: library catalogs and article databases.
  • Select an appropriate research database for a topic.
  • Compare and contrast subject searching and keyword searching.
  • Use AND, OR, NOT (Boolean operators) to connect search terms.
  • Define truncation, nesting, field-specific searching, and phrase searching.
  • Identify the main concepts of a research topic and generate a list of search terms.

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