2. Brainstorm on topic.

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  • Use W Questions.
  • Use Biographical Questions
  • Use a concept mapper.
  • See Searchpath Module 2 for help exploring a topic.
  • Create a search statement.

  • Use important words or phrases from the concept map.
  • Connect words and phrases with correct Boolean logic (and, or, not).
  • Put phrases in quotation marks "".
  • Use truncation * for work endings.
  • Use variant spellings (theater or theatre).
  • For people search both "Last name, first name" or "First name Last Name".
  • See Searching tips.
  • Practice tutorials from Northwestern Missouri State Owens Library are listed below:
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