Searching for Information on a Topic

4.2 Search Techniques

Note about Module 4 & 5 Exercise

At the end of Module 5, you will be asked to complete an exercise involving finding information on a topic and then citing it. If you learn best by doing, you can already download that exercise and work on it as you complete Modules 4 and 5.

Putting a Search Together

Before you start to search for information, it’s a good idea to know some strategies for putting a search together. The next video shows how to combine your key terms.

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Truncation and Phrase Searching

There are two more techniques that can come in handy when you’re searching library databases: truncation and phrase searching. Watch the video below to learn how they work.

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