Intro to Ethnic Studies (Fisher): Search Strategies

Oral History or Social Issues Research Paper and Presentation

Topic Worksheet

 

Search Strategy Worksheet

Thesaurus

 

Use a Thesaurus

Brainstorm as many keywords to describe your research topic as possible. If you are not finding what you are looking for, use synonyms

Mind Map

 

Mind Map Your Topic

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Boolean Operators

 

Boolean Operators = AND, OR, NOT

 

Searching tricks

 

Searching term tricks

*   Expand the word you are searching to include plurals. etc.: Pakis* gives you Pakistan, Pakistani 


"quotes"   Use for phrases: "Nobel Peace Prize"


OR   Use for either or searching: Child or teen


And   Use to combine terms you want to have: Educat* and Pakis*


Not   Use when you want to eliminate a word from your search (Warning: if you cut a word and it is in an article with words you want, you won't see that article!)