Last Updated: Mar 10, 2017
A search strategy is your plan for how and where to search for information for your assignment. Some techniques used in search strategies are:
- Modifying keywords by
- Phrase searching – e.g. “consumer behaviour”
- Truncation searching – e.g. employ* will retrieve employ, employee, employer, etc.
- Wildcards – e.g. wom?n will retrieve women, woman, etc.
- Combining keywords with
- Boolean operators – combining keywords using AND, OR, NOT.
- Limiting search results by
- Year range, e.g. anything published within the last 5 years
- Type of information, e.g. scholarly journal article, annual report
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