Example taken from PsychInfo (CNR)In the first example, the search will retrieve everything on "eating disorders" as well as references to the terms "women" and "self-esteem", and everything on "media".In the second example, we have used the parentheses to control our query to only find articles about eating disorders or women that reference self-esteem or media.
Basic Research Using Academic Search Premier<br />Jeff Dickens<br />Electronic Resources Librarian<br />
The Search Screen<br />Text boxes (“data wells”) are where you type your search terms.<br />Boolean drop-down menus allow you to search according to the relationship between terms (and, or, not). <br />Field drop-down menus allow you to limit the fields of the article record in which to search for your terms.<br />
The Search Result Screen <br />and Article Record<br />
Searching for articles using <br />Academic Search Premier<br />Subject Terms (using ASP Subject Terms) <br />Boolean Operators (AND, OR, NOT, and grouping)<br /> Demo search on ASP<br />Search Limiters (limit by date, type of article, etc.)<br />Using Help (search syntax)<br />MyEBSCO (creating a profile to save articles and searches)<br />
Thinking About the Research Paper Topic<br /><ul><li>Is regulating hate speech moral?
Does sustainable development help struggling economies?
Should corporations be allowed to contribute to political campaigns?
Do violent video games lead to violent behavior?
Is homosexuality biologically based? </li></li></ul><li>Subject Searching (“Controlled Vocabulary”)<br />