Essay #3: Research, then Write!: Search Terms

PUENTE Library Orientation

Search Terms

  • U.S. Border
  • U.S. Border Policies
  • U.S. Border Patrol
  • other terms???

Search Terms

  • U.S. Border
  • technology
  • surveillance
  • human rights
  • drones
  • other terms???

Search Terms

  • U.S. Border Patrol
  • mental health
  • recruitment
  • training
  • (Latinos or Latinx or Hispanic or ?)
  • other terms?

Search Terms

  • U.S. Border
  • Detention Centers
  • Family Separation
  • Human Rights
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Trauma
  • other terms???

Search Statement

Searching Library Databases

REMEMBER:

    • Sometimes less is more you will often have more success when you search if you look for just a few key concepts or key ideas
    • AVOID a complete sentence as your key concepts
    • Use quotes “” to keep all the words in a phrase together (“human rights”)

Q. What keywords & concepts phrases would you “glue” together to build your search statement?

Examples:

concept #1

concept #2

concept #3

"U.S. Border"

"technology"

surveillance

concept #1

concept #2

concept #3

"U.S. Border"

migrants

"human rights"

Search Terms

  • U.S. border
  • indigenous communities
  • indigenous territory
  • native sovereignty
  • other terms???

Search Terms

  • U.S. Border
  • natural resources
  • environmental impact
  • environmental protection
  • other terms?

Search Terms

  • Drug Cartels
  • U.S. Border
  • Human Trafficking
  • migrants
  • Narco War
  • Mexico
  • other terms???

Search Terms

  • U.S. Border
  • migrant women
  • sexual abuse
  • rape
  • trauma
  • other terms???