Searching for Information Using Boolean Operators Sample Search
Research Question: Is multicultural education helpful? <ul><li>Key concepts: Is  multicultural   education   helpful ? </l...
Conduct the following searches: #  results: 2 Keywords + “and” search: 51,600  multi-ethnic and education and advantageous...
Conduct the following searches: #  results Keywords + “and not” search: 1,840,000  (multicultural and education) not train...
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Searching For Information Using Boolean Operators

  1. 1. Searching for Information Using Boolean Operators Sample Search
  2. 2. Research Question: Is multicultural education helpful? <ul><li>Key concepts: Is multicultural education helpful ? </li></ul>advantageous valuable effective helpful training instruction education multilingual multi-ethnic multicultural Synonym Keyword
  3. 3. Conduct the following searches: # results: 2 Keywords + “and” search: 51,600 multi-ethnic and education and advantageous 616,000 multilingual and education and valuable 1,830,000 multicultural and education and effective # results: 3 keywords + “and” search 1,650,000 multi-ethnic and education 2,140,000 multilingual and education 3,790,000 multicultural and education 347,000,000 helpful 631,000,000 education 19,900,000 multicultural # results: Keyword search:
  4. 4. Conduct the following searches: # results Keywords + “and not” search: 1,840,000 (multicultural and education) not training 51,000 (multi-ethnic and instruction) not multilingual 1,550,000 (multilingual and education) not training # results: 2 Keywords + “or” search: 1,980,000 multicultural or education or training 45,000,000 education or instruction or training 77,300 multicultural or multilingual or multi-ethnic # results: 3 keywords + “or” search 141,000 multi-ethnic or multilingual 647,000 multi-ethnic or multicultural 1,040,000 multicultural or multilingual

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