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Hit or Miss V. Phrase Searching

Hit or Miss Search: body cam police


 Phrase Search: "body cam" police 

 

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Boolean Operators

Search: "Body Cam" OR "Body Worn Camera" OR "BWV"

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


And, +

Search: "Body Cameras" AND Police

Results contain sources with BOTH of those terms


Not, -

Search: "Body Cameras" AND Police NOT Taser

Results contain sources containing results relating to the outcomes associated with "Police body cameras" 

WITHOUT including articles containing mentions of "Taser."

 

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:  *cam*
=

cam
cam(s)
cam(era)
cam(eras)
(video)cam
(video)cam(s)
(video)cam(era)
(video)cam(eras)

At least 8 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 body cams 3,434
2 "body cams" 722 -2,712
3
"body cam*" 
11,672 +10,950
4 "body cam*" or "body worn cam*"  12,310 +638
5 "body cam*" or "body worn cam*" or BWV 15,161 +2,851
6 ("body cam*" or "body worn cam*" or BWV) and police  9,460 -5,701
7 ("body cam*" or "body worn cam*" or BWV) and (police or "law enforcement") 9,798 +338
8 ("body cam*" or "body worn cam*" or BWV) and (police or "law enforcement" or LEO)  9,821 +23
9 ("body cam*" or "body worn cam*" or BWV) and (police or "law enforcement" or LEO) and ethic*  82 -9,739
10 ("body cam*" or "body worn cam*" or BWV) and (police or "law enforcement" or LEO) and ethic*
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1 -81

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