Moving from a Research Question to a Search Strategy
Moving from a Research Question to an effective Search Strategy involves breaking down a Research Question into its Core Concepts, brainstorming Keywords, and then constructing an effective Search Strategy using Boolean operators, nesting, truncation, and phrase searching. Below is an example - and then you can use the Search Strategy Builder for your own topic.
Now, I can copy and paste this Search Strategy into the database search field:
(multiracial* OR biracial* OR bicultural* OR multiethnic* OR multicultural*) AND identity
Use the Search Strategy Builder below to help you construct your search strategy!
Search Strategy Builder
The Search Strategy Builder is a tool designed to teach you how to create a search string using Boolean logic. While it is not a database and is not designed to input a search, you should be able to cut and paste the results into most databases’ search boxes.
Now copy and paste the above Search Statement into a database search box.