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Brief Guide to Resources for Research: Database
Search Tips

Search Strategy Builder

The Search Strategy Builder is a tool designed to teach you how to create a search string using Boolean logic. While it is not a database and is not designed to input a search, you should be able to cut and paste the results into the standard database search boxes.

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Enter your concepts into the boxes:    
Search terms Search terms Search terms
List alternatives for each concept.

These can be synonyms, or they can be specific examples of the concept.

Use single words or short phrases

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Search Strategy Builder created by University of Arizona Libraries and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.