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i-CONNECT: Step 2: Develop a Topic: Search Strategy

Develop Your Search Strategy

So, after you've brainstormed related terms, or synonyms, for your most important keyword terms, now you can create some search statements.

Search statements are what, exactly, you will type in when you search for sources on your topic.

Use the connector word AND to combine synonyms from each keyword term to make a solid search statement:

marketing AND computers AND women

marketing AND clothes AND female

marketing AND products AND gender

Creating an Effective Search Strategy

PurdueLibraries. "Creating an Effective Search Strategy". 1 June 2012. YouTube. 9 July 2014. http://youtu.be/YtFzfDvLW5Q

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