Research and Writing Tools

The Basics of Searching

Recall Keyword: Use two or three words that are important to your subject/search. For example: chemical physical reactions.

Precision Keyword:If you are searching for an exact term, put quotation marks around your search term. Only sites with that exact wording will be referenced. For example: “chemical versus physical reactions”.

Boolean Searches:Remember the Venn diagram....

Venn Diagram Examples: A or B, A and B, A and no B
 

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