Develop an effective search strategy to save time and improve results.
1) Develop a good topic or thesis: Can sport doping be controlled? Movers and shakers in the game of fame and fortune.
2) Explore key words or phrases associated with your topic: sports, olympics, athletes, ahtletics, doping, performance enhancing drugs (possibly a particular sport such as professional baseball or cycling)
3) Choose a database and enter your search terms: Acadmeic Search Complete
4) Use search operators to narrow or widen your search:
- AND to narrow your topic; retrieve fewer results. Ex: drugs and athletes and universities
- OR to broaden your topic; to retrieve more results. Ex: drugs or steroids
- * the asterisk is a truncation symbol and it will retrieve all words beginning with that stem. Ex: ahtlet*
- " " double quotation marks will search a phrase. "performance enhancing drugs"
drug* or steroid*
athlet* or sport*
college* or universit* or higher education