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EDUC 5605 EDUC 5615 Bilingual Education Research Guide: Search Tips

This guide is for master's students in the School of Education's BUENO programs or Equity, Bilingualism, and Biliteracy programs.

Linking Your Bilingual Education Concepts

Many library databases have advanced search screens like this:

Advanced Searching with Boolean Operators

Boolean Searching Tips

Boolean Operator Example What it does
AND bilingual education AND language policy Narrows your search
OR teens OR adolescents OR "young adults" Broadens your search
NOT "heritage language immersion" NOT "dual language immersion" Weeds out unhelpful stuff
"" (Quotation marks) "second language acquisition" Searches an exact phrase, those words in that order
* (Asterisk)

communic*

(will include possibilities like communication, communicators, communicating, etc)

Includes all possible word ending variations

 

Research Strategies Worksheet

Taking the time to break your research interest apart will help you to construct powerful search strings. Complete this form to produce a downloadable worksheet. The worksheet will help guide your search strategy. Scroll down and use blue next buttons to complete the form.

 If you prefer, you may make copies of the Google documents linked below.

Checking Your Topic's Scope

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