Tag: search strategy

Database search: how to use search terms?

Each database has its own specific method to make the contents of that database accessible and consultable. Most databases use "Basic search" and "Advanced search". Via "Basic search" you can filter the search results after performing a search. "Advanced search" allows you to choose more specific search criteria before performing ...    Read more

Google: search tips

Google is a powerful search engine. But the results list can be endlessly long and at page 3 you still haven't found what you were looking for. These tips and tricks will help you specify a better search question. Use unique, specific terms (keywords, not sentences). E.g. search for "headache" ...    Read more

Resources: search and find information

Do you need to write a text or do you need to find information and you are looking for the right resources? Step 1: define your subject Narrow down your subject on the basis of literature on the subject. Explore the subject. You can read a paper of your teacher/promotor, ...    Read more

Search: Boolean operators

The 3 most important Boolean operators that can be used to┬ásearch on the internet are AND, OR and NOT. These operators are used as conjunctions to combine or exclude search terms in a search, resulting in more focused and productive results. The use of these operators can significantly ...    Read more