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2.3.7 Prepare a search strategy

Identify and obtain  information
2.1 Define your search terms
2.2 An example search strategy
2.3 Search strategies
  2.3.1 Keyword or subject searching?
  2.3.2 Boolean operators
  2.3.3 Mathematical operators
  2.3.4 Nesting
  2.3.5 Phrase searching
  2.3.6 Truncation and wildcards
* 2.3.7 Prepare a search strategy
2.4 Select an appropriate tool
2.5 Keep up to date
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If you wish to include alternative keywords in your search, enclose the ORs in brackets.

So our search statement for our assignment topic on the social and economic impact of gambling will be:

(social OR economic) AND impacts AND (gambl* OR bet OR betting)


Launch Macromedia Flash gamePrepare a search strategy

This quick game - Build a search strategy tests your understanding of how to search for unknown items. Follow the instructions provided.
[1:30 minutes]

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