Only use words that add value to the search (don't type in full phrases or questions that include words like "are" or "the")
“Truncating” words can help expand search results. Place an asterisk at the end of the root of the word: sociali* will find socialize + socialization + socialized
Multi-word concepts, such as “physical therapy”, need quotation marks to search the words as one phrase
You can use three words called Boolean Operators to improve your search: AND, OR, NOT
First, write down the research topic and identify the key terms in the statement or question:
Is there equal access to sport participation in Canada?
Then, brainstorm similar keywords or phrases that can be used in a search engine:
|"sport participation"||"equal access"||Canad*|
Try searching with different combinations of these keywords in the library search engine or article databases.
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