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Searching Techniques and Strategies Tutorial

Generating Search Terms, Cont.

So now you have a topic, and a list of search terms. How can you use them?

For the rest of this tutorial, we'll be looking at how to use those terms to construct searches that you can use in the Online Catalog, Internet search engines, or periodical indexes to find resources that you can use for your project. If you need help with selecting and using periodical indexes, please see the Finding Periodical Articles tutorial.

All the concepts we will be discussing will be very general, and are usable in just about any electronic resource you choose to use. If you need help with a specific database, look for it's help files. They all offer help or searching hints and tips which can greatly improve your search results.


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