Combining keywords

Identifying the right words for your search is only half the battle, combining them in the right way can also spell search success or disaster! The right combination of linking words is called Boolean searching.

Been searching and not found relevant information? Or too much information?

Heard your academic mention effective searching but you think this just means entering keywords into Google?

This section will explain about keyword strategies called Boolean Operators.

You will find:

  1. A video to watch which explains the boring bit – “the theory”. However it will also show you how these operators work in the real world.
  2. A downloadable helpsheet with definitions and examples. Perfect for quickly referring back to.
  3. An interactive jigsaw so you can test your understanding of how Boolean Operators work and have a go using them to produce effective search strategies.