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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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