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Introduction to Information Research

Keyword Searching

Choosing keywords to search can be difficult. Selecting the wrong keyword may result in being  overwhelmed or disappointed with the amount of information that you retrieve. That's why it's important to know how to use tools such as Boolean Operators, truncation and wildcards, nesting and proximity operators to focus your search.

Boolean Operators AND, OR,NOT
Truncation and Wildcards
Nesting
Proximity Operators