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Hit or Miss V. Phrase Searching

Hit or Miss Search: no child left behind


 Phrase Search: "No Child Left Behind"  

 

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Boolean Operators

Search: "No Child Left Behind" OR "NCLB" OR "NCLB ACT"

Results contain all of the sources that contain ANY of those search terms.


And, +

Search: "No Child Left Behind" AND Outcomes

Results contain sources with BOTH of those terms


Not, -

Search: "No Child Left Behind" AND Outcomes NOT Unions

Results contain sources containing results relating to the outcomes associated with "No Child Left Behind" 

WITHOUT including articles containing mentions of "Unions."

 

Let's try these out.

Truncation and Wild Cards

Truncation
Truncation symbols, typically the * or ?, allow for you to search for variations of a root word.

Search:  teach*
=

teach
teach(er)
teach(ers)
teach(ing)
teach(able)

At least 5 searches in 1!

 


Wildcards

Wildcards, typically the #, look for all possible variations of a letter in a single position within a word.

Search: Wom#n
=
Woman, Women, Womyn

 

Sample Search Strategy

Search #Searched forResults+/- Hits
1 no child left behind
58,697
2 "no child left behind" 57,972 -725
3 "no child left behind" or NCLB 59,912 +1,940
4 "no child left behind" or NCLB or "NCLB Act" 59,912 0
5 ("no child left behind" or NCLB or "NCLB Act") and impact* 3,708 -56,204
6 ("no child left behind" or NCLB or "NCLB Act") and (impact* or consequen*) 4,842 +1,134
7 ("no child left behind" or NCLB or "NCLB Act") and (impact* or consequen* or problem* or chang* or improv*) 23,569 +18,727
8 ("no child left behind" or NCLB or "NCLB Act") and (impact* or consequen* or problem* or chang* or improv*) and student* 14,765 -8,804
9 ("no child left behind" or NCLB or "NCLB Act") and (impact* or consequen* or problem* or chang* or improv*) and student* +peer-reviewed 3,543 -11,222
10 ("no child left behind" or NCLB or "NCLB Act") and (impact* or consequen* or problem* or chang* or improv*) and student* +peer-reviewed +2005-2015 1,055 -2,488

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