Research basics for Professor Converse's English 1A Class. This video covers topics, resources, brainstorming, and Boolean operators and gets you ready for searching the library databases.
In class I showed you 3 Boolean operators to help you with your searching in our databases. I have them below with examples. Remember to keep your search terms simple to keywords that relate to your subject of your research.
Quotation Marks: To search multiple worded search terms together.
"Monterey Peninsula College"
"The Great Conversation"
AND: To tell the database that these search terms must appear in your results and to help you narrow your search.
Manjoo AND "Post-Fact Society"
"The Great Conversation" AND Adler
Facebook AND anxiety
OR: When you want to search for either term and help expand your search.
"social media" OR Facebook
"The Great Conversation" AND (Hutchins OR Adler)