English 001 A (Worthington): Black Unity: Disintegration/Reintegration?: Search Strategies


Searching term tricks

* Used to expand the word you are searching to include plurals. etc.

              Example: Child* gives you Child, Children, Childhood, Childress  

"quotes"  Use for phrases     Example "African Americans"

OR  Use for either or searching      

          Example: multicultural or multiethnic or intraethnic

And Use to combine terms you want to have 

            Example: Intraethnic and "African Americans"

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!)

           Example: Not middle class


Topic Worksheet:

Breaking down your search into chunks of keywords


Boolean Operators: Search with AND, OR, NOT