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Search strategy

  1. 1. Search StrategyPhD Course SLU Library, AlnarpMarch 2012
  2. 2. Interest areaBiodiversity in urban areas …
  3. 3. Specific questionWhat is the impact of green spaceson biodiversity in urban areas?
  4. 4. Search tools 1Phrase search”urban areas””green spaces”
  5. 5. Search tools 2Truncationarea* = area, areasspace* = space, spaces
  6. 6. Recall versus PrecisonR P
  7. 7. Find synonyms”Quick and dirty” 
  8. 8. Find synonyms• biodiversity/urban ecosystem• urban areas/urban landscapes/urban floras• green areas/green corridors
  9. 9. Define search termsWhat is the impact of green areason biodiversity in urban landscapes?
  10. 10. Search tools 3OR = broadens the searchOpens up for alternatives!”green area*” OR ”green space*” OR park*
  11. 11. Search tools 4AND = narrows the searchMore conditions to be met!biodiversity AND ”urban green area*”
  12. 12. Search query schemex AND (x OR x) AND (x OR x)
  13. 13. Specific search querybiodiversity AND urb* AND (”green corridor*” OR”green space*”)
  14. 14. Refine = specify search• Subject• Year• Language• Document type• Journal• …
  15. 15. References and Citations• Look back Cited References• …. and look forward! Times Cited/Cited by
  16. 16. Get it!Get it @ SLU Library

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