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Remember to think of possible:
- Narrower Terms
- Broader Terms
- Related Terms
Creating Search Strategies
Father son relationships in Richard Wright's " Black Boy".
1.) Begin by having the students identify KEY TERMS in the question and brainstorm a list of synonyms and related topics.
2.) Group work: Students will form groups of 2-3 students.
Each group will find the following to answer the question using Academic Search Complete
- A Popular Article
- A Scholarly Article
3.) Discussion: Groups will each send one representative to board to present their search strategy; discuss results
- Discuss the importance of synonyms
- Discuss database limiters such as date, full text, and peer reviewed.
- Discuss Scholarly v. Popular.
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