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How to Search
- Keyword searching requires you to identify key terms or words to describe an idea.
- Join words with AND, OR, NOT to conduct boolean searches and narrow or broaden search results.
- Use limiters such as date, demographic, gender, geographic area to get more focused results.
- Evaluate your source to ensure it is produced by a reputable source.
- Provide references and identify where and how the information you used was produced, who created it, and where it came from.
- Use quotes to create phrases or join two words to form a single concept (such as "global warming")
Developing Keywords: Join terms with AND
|green OR sustainable
||(building OR architecture OR construction)
||"renewable energy" OR "clean energy"
||architecture OR building OR construction
Where to Search
- Library resources - Reputable, accessible, in-depth, free for you to access.
- Internet - Huge amounts of information from many different sources, small portion is freely accessible, difficult to narrow results, easy to conduct keyword searches and answer quick questions.
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