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After you select a topic for your paper begin thinking of your topic in "search terms," both subject terms and keywords. Here are the key activities on this page:
- Watch the "Finding Sources" and "Selecting Keywords" videos to see the various ways the Libraries can help you find sources and search terms for your paper topic.
- Learn about connector words such as "and" "or" "not" which can be very helpful in developing a search strategy. These connector words are referred to as Boolean although you may have learned them through Venn diagrams in High School. A description of searching using Boolean connectors is given below.
- Complete the Assignment.
Understanding Boolean searching
Use this link to go to the Canvas RIOT tutorial (module 2).
Use this link to go to Canvas RIOT tutorial (module 3).
Assignment - Your search strategy
Look at the attached "Search Term Development" worksheet, review the example provided (page 1), and then take a topic of your own and use the blank form (page 2) to develop your search terms.