Choosing Powerful Search Terms
This Google drive version of the search worksheet is locked, but you can save it to your Google Drive. To do this go to File | Make a Copy and then you can edit and put all your keywords into it.
Many library databases have advanced search screens like this:
|Boolean Operator||Example||What it does|
|AND||Halo AND language ideology||Narrows your search|
|OR||teens OR adolescents OR "young adults"||Broadens your search|
|NOT||"music education" NOT "music teachers"||Weeds out unhelpful stuff|
|"" (Quotation marks)||"multiple personality disorder"||Searches an exact phrase, those words in that order|
(will include possibilities like communication, communicators, communicating, etc)
|Includes all possible word ending variations|
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If you answer "yes" to most of these questions, chances are good that you've found a scholarly article! Still not sure? Ask a CU Librarian!
|Corporal Punishment||Special Education|
|School District Consolidation||Busing (for integration)|
|Multicultural Education||Teacher Unions|
|Vocational Education||Title IX Gender Equality|
|Magnet Schools||Sex Education|
|Creation of Kindergarten Classes||Head Start|
|Tennessee vs. John Scopes ("Monkey Trial"), 1925||Socioeconomic Integration|
(primary source support at Libraries)
|Separation of Church and State|
(primary source support at Libraries')