Generating Search Terms for Efficient Research

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Which symbol can be used in truncation to provide for all variations of a word?

Asterisks

What does nesting involve when using Boolean operators in a search string?

Using brackets/parentheses to clarify relationships between search terms

What does the symbol '#' represent in wildcard searching?

Asterisks

When using 'AND' between two search terms, what does it tell the system?

Narrows search results

What does 'NOT' tell the system in Boolean searching?

Narrows search results

What is the primary purpose of generating search terms for research?

To save time and find very relevant and suitable resources

Why should additional synonyms be considered when generating search terms?

To improve the quality of the search results

What should the research topic reflect?

A clear indication of what the research is about

Why is it not efficient to search all the words in your topic when developing search terms?

It generates a lot of relevant and irrelevant materials

What are the first set of search terms usually generated from?

The research topic

What is the purpose of adding certain synonyms when generating search terms?

To help get better results

Why should the search terms be carefully developed?

To save time and resources

What does it mean to 'swing the pendulum' when developing search terms?

Include all words in the topic

What should the research topic reflect?

It should provide a clear indication of what the topic is about

What is the purpose of using nesting in Boolean searching?

To clarify relationships between search terms when using more than one Boolean operator

Why is it not efficient to search all the words in your topic when developing search terms?

It generates a lot of relevant and irrelevant materials

What does phrase searching using quotation marks do?

It forces the system to include specific words as a phrase

What does truncation with symbols at the end of a word stem provide for?

All possible variations within the word

What is the purpose of wildcard searching?

To provide for all possible variations within a word

When should 'NOT' be used in Boolean searching?

To streamline search results by excluding a specific term

Learn how to develop search terms for research and find relevant resources efficiently. Generate specific search terms from your topic to save time and avoid sifting through irrelevant materials.

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