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COMM 109 - Speech Communication - Prof. Stephens Fall 2017: Develop a Search Strategy

Search Strategy

It is a good idea to state your topic in the form of a question to stay focused on what it is that you are trying to explain or prove.

Does the Internet make children smarter?

INTERNET: _______________(alternate terms)____________________

CHILDREN:  _______________(alternate terms)____________________

SMARTER:  _______________(alternate terms)____________________

Using the correct words to search will help you find relevant information. 

TIP: Use Credo Mind Map tool or Thesaurus/SUBJECT Vocabulary provided in a subject area database. 

Subject area - Education = Education Source or ERIC

Subject area - Sociology = SocIndex

and so on ...

Build a Search Strategy with Operators

Search Strategy Builder - An online tool from the University of Arizona that will help you organize your keywords into a search strategy

Developing Keywords

Search Using Keywords

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