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preparing for keyword search

  1. State your topic as specifically as possible.

    The effect of television viewing on aggressive behavior in teenagers

  2. Identify the main concepts.

    The effect of television viewing on aggressive behavior in teenagers

  3. Type the keywords, combining them with AND.

step 3

4.  If you do not find enough, 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.

step 5

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

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

 

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