Search Strategy – Exercise 5 Write the Boolean Operator OR between each word in the same column (OR will broaden your search results) Write the Boolean Operator AND across the columns (AND will reduce your search results)
Tips for effective searching Synonyms will broaden your search results Combine them using OR AND will reduce them NOT excludes unrelated material Truncation searches for word stems e.g. * Wildcards search for alternative spellings e.g. ?
teenage* crime*inner city OR OR OR youth* shoplift* cit* OR OR anti-social Leeds behavio?r AND NOT London
References and Bibliographies ALWAYS keep a full and accurate record of your information sources e-mail references for saving Make sure you refer correctly to other authors within your work Avoid plagiarism
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