6: Identifying a Variety of Words to Use and Creating Search Strategies
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In this section you will find out about the three ways to control your searches (or to create your searches) that work in every database. Later, when we discuss different kinds of databases, you will see that the library catalog, library article databases and Google are all databases that can be controlled with these steps as well. The three ways or steps are 1) choosing the words you type in. 2) how you combine those words and 3) where in a database (which field) you should look for those combined words. Notice that in this section we are not dealing with which database to use, rather, once you are in a database, where should you look. Do not skip a step or you won’t be able to create a correct strategy.