Boolean operators, truncation, databases refresher


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Refresh students' knowledge of Boolean operators, truncation, creating search strings, and searching databases.

My lecture/activity notes (and additional, hidden slides with lesson plan material) are available in the downloaded file, but aren't visible in the Slideshare viewer.

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Boolean operators, truncation, databases refresher

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  2. 2. Your mission: •Earn power-ups with more + better search terms •Earn extra lives by using subject-specific databases •Level up and find sources! Don’t forget to consult the FAQ…
  3. 3. Level 1: truncate athletics  athlet* athletic athletics athleticism athlete athletes
  4. 4. Level 1: truncate athletics  athlete* athlete athletes
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  6. 6. • 1 concept per line • Connect related terms with OR (all caps) • Use * to search for an idea rather than multiple words • • • Search result subject headings