Creating A Search Strategy

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Published on January 28, 2008

Author: lib100

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Creating a Search Strategy

A Topic What effect does watching violent cartoons have on children?

What effect does watching violent cartoons have on children?

Key Terms What effect does watching violent cartoons have on children ? Cartoons Violent Children

What effect does watching violent cartoons have on children ?

Cartoons

Violent

Children

Synonyms/Related Terms Child children childhood preschool preschoolers Violence violent aggression aggressive Cartoons cartoon animated animation

Child children childhood preschool preschoolers

Violence violent aggression aggressive

Cartoons cartoon animated animation

Truncation Child* preschool* Violen* aggressi* Cartoon* animat*

Child* preschool*

Violen* aggressi*

Cartoon* animat*

Search Construction: OR Join related terms with, “ or ,” (also known as a Boolean operator). “ or ” expands your search results by retrieving records in which at least one of your search terms appears. Child* or preschool* Violen* or aggress* Cartoon* or animat*

Join related terms with, “ or ,” (also known as a Boolean operator). “ or ” expands your search results by retrieving records in which at least one of your search terms appears.

Child* or preschool*

Violen* or aggress*

Cartoon* or animat*

Join Concept Groups: AND Join the concept groups together using, “ and .” (also a Boolean operator) “And” narrows your search results by requiring that at least one term from each concept group be present in any retrieved records. Child* AND Violen* AND cartoon*

Join the concept groups together using, “ and .” (also a Boolean operator) “And” narrows your search results by requiring that at least one term from each concept group be present in any retrieved records.

Child* AND Violen* AND cartoon*

Combine AND and OR For Best Results (child* or preschool*) AND (violen* or aggress*) AND (cartoon* or animat*)

(child* or preschool*)

AND

(violen* or aggress*)

AND

(cartoon* or animat*)

Results from PsycINFO (6/5/06) children AND violent AND cartoons 14 hits child* AND violen* AND cartoon* 42 hits (child* OR preschool*) AND (violen* OR aggressi*) AND (cartoon* OR animat*) 103 Hits

children AND violent AND cartoons 14 hits

child* AND violen* AND cartoon* 42 hits

(child* OR preschool*) AND (violen* OR aggressi*) AND (cartoon* OR animat*) 103 Hits

Question for Class Example What are the causes of eating disorders in college students? What are the key ideas? What other terms might be related? Can any terms be truncated for more effectiveness?

What are the causes of eating disorders in college students?

What are the key ideas?

What other terms might be related?

Can any terms be truncated for more effectiveness?

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