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Module 2: Search Strategies
This tutorial discusses several search strategies
to help students refine their search for information. These strategies
include truncation, Boolean operators, and phrase searching. To
successfully complete this tutorial, a student will score at least
8 out of 10 on the quiz at the end.
Upon completing this tutorial, students will be able to:
identify Boolean operators
identify which search strategies broaden a search
and which narrow it
construct a search using truncation, Boolean operators, and/or
Relevant ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards
for Higher Education:
2.2. The information literate student constructs
and implements effectively designed search strategies.
1.1.d. Defines or modifies the information
need to achieve a manageable focus.
2.2.d. Constructs a search strategy using appropriate
commands for the information retrieval system selected (e.g.
Boolean operators, truncation, and proximity for search engines;
internal organizers such as indexes for books.)