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Unit 4: Searching smarter

By the end of this unit you should be able to:

  • Formulate a search strategy
  • List keywords/subject terms/concepts/phrases or alternative spellings for a search
  • Identify appropriate resources to search for a given need
  • Revise a search based on the results retrieved
  • Refine/narrow and expand searches
  • Use truncation
  • Save results
  • Set up a personal account (eg on DISCOVER)
  • Create RSS feeds and alerts
  • Find alternative strategies and further help

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