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GEO101 - Lotstein : World Regions Diary: Search Strategy

Find your Keywords

When searching for sources, use your keywords, do not type in whole sentences.

The list of geographic terms in the introductory outline are very broad. E.g. Do not search "physical geography" but a  specific feature of physical geography such as waterways, mountains, volcanoes etc. 

There is no one 'correct' search word to use. Different keywords will give you more results. Think of words that mean the same or something similar as your topic and try those words too.  E.g. Natural Disaster, Volcanic Activity, Volcanoes, Eruption

 

 You may need to broaden or narrow  your search terms depending on your results :

 

Broader Search:  Agriculture instead of Farms

Narrower Search: Reservoir instead of Water

 

Use the asterisk * to truncate words and widen your search. Volcan* will search for Volcano, Volcanoes and Volcanic

Use quotation marks to keep phrases together: e.g. "Natural Disasters" "Environmental Disasters" 

 


e.g. search  "Natural Disaster" AND Iceland 

Volcan* AND Iceland AND Eruption

"Natural Disaster" AND Volcan* AND Iceland



Try your search terms in different combinations to get the greatest number of results.

 

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The list of geographic terms in the introductory outline are very broad. E.g. Do not search "physical geography" but a  specific feature of physical geography such as waterways, mountains, volcanoes etc. 

Use the databases below to find out more about your chosen countries. This will give you some idea of potential topics to research.

New York Times: Times Topics: Geography

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