Analyze your research question in order to identify concepts:
Analyze your topic to identify concepts:
Collect background information: handbook; reference books, eg. encyclopedia, subject dictionary, what you learned up to now in your course.
***Find an article that deals with your topic and study the abstract and introduction to familiarize yourself with the terminology.
|Concept 1||Concept 2||Concept 3||Concept 4|
|xx or yy or zz||aa or bb or cc||gg or hh or jj||mm or nn or qq|
Boolean operators AND OR NOT
Use capital letters.
Enter a minimum of the first three characters followed by an asterisk * connect* retrieves connect, connection, connectivity, etc.
Use the number sign # to represent a single character,
wom#n retrieves woman and women.
Use the question mark ? to represent zero to 9 characters within a term,
re?4tion retrieves recreation, refraction, relaxation, etc.
Create a Phrase:
Use quotation marks for phrase searching " ....."
"South Africa" "South Africa*"
Eg. XXXXX or YYYYY and AAAAA or BBBBBB
XXXXX and AAAAA
XXXXX and BBBBB