Developing a Search Strategy


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A search strategy is a plan for seeking out information on a topic. Increasingly we use computers in research--online library catalogues, journal databases, the World Wide Web. The following steps help you express your information need in a way that a computer program will understand.

Pose your Topic in the Form of a Research Question

Break the Research Question Down into Concept Blocks

Use Search Terms to Prepare a Search Statement

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