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Phrase Searching

 Phrase Searching " "

Hit or Miss Search:  body image  = 180,394 results.            

Constructing a credible body of evidence, forensic image recovery. Law, J., Dredd, J. (2014).

Phrase Search: "body image" (causes most search engines to look for results where the search terms appear in sequence) = 10,208 results

Peer culture and body image concern among australian adolescent girls: A hierarchical linear modelling analysis.Carey, R. N., Donaghue, N., & Broderick, P. (2013).

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Boolean Operators

Or, |

Search: turning OR repositioning

Results contain sources with EITHER of those search terms.

And, +

Search: turning  AND "bed sores"

Results contain sources with BOTH of those terms

Not, -

Search: "pressure ulcers"  NOT "bed sores"

Results contain sources mentioning "pressure ulcers" WITHOUT "bed sores"

Truncation and Wild Cards

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

Search:  bod*



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

Search: Wom#n
Woman, Women, Womyn

Evolution of Search Stratigies


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