Contact Us / Find Us University of Sydney Library RSS feeds Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter

7.6 Practical searching

The sample search below shows how you construct a search strategy to use in catalogues or databases. Using the key words in your topic, make a list of synonyms and related terms then map how you plan to combine them using Boolean operators.

This sample search shows how related terms are grouped together with OR, while different concepts are joined by AND. The grid below works in a similar way to the search boxes of many catalogues and databases.

Related terms are grouped together with OR, while different concepts are joined by AND.

Note: A none Flash version of this module is not yet available. If you are using a tablet/mobile, please switch to a computer to continue.