From the question(s) or statement(s) above, pick out the main ideas or concepts. In your search statement, you will combine these terms using the AND connector to indicate that all concepts must be included in your search results.
For each concept in your topic, list other words that could be used in writing about that concept, e.g. synonyms, related terms, broader or narrower terms. In your search statement, you will combine these synonyms/related terms using the OR connector to indicate that any of these terms is acceptable for that concept.
Create a few possible search statements by combining terms using the AND and OR connectors. If there are any terms you want to exclude use the NOT connector to indicate this. Use parentheses around the OR s if your statement uses both types of connectors e.g. (demographic OR population) AND Canada.