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Boolean Search (from the Pfaul Library)

Finding Key Words/Search Terms

Research Question: How does playing video games affect teenage girls?

 

Concept 1

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Concept 2

AND

Concept 3

Extract the major concepts from your research question.

teenage

 

girls

 

“video games”

List alternatives for each concept:

  • These can be synonyms, or they can be specific examples of the concept
  • Use single words or short phrases.
  • Find additional terms in abstracts and summaries of articles.

 

Search Terms

Search Terms

Search Terms

adolescent

female

“online games”

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OR

OR

teens

“teenage girls”

Nintendo

OR

OR

OR

 

 

 

OR

OR

OR

 

 

 

 

 

 

Web vs Library Research Databases

Web vs Library Research Databases (by Arizona State University): This video discusses the differences between researching library databases vs. Google Scholar vs. Google

Library Databases for Business

Site Search

You can find official government or educational information by typing the following in the search:

site:.gov starbucks and eeo

site:.edu starbucks and eeo