Constructing a Search Statement
A two-page handout to guide the development of a search statement in online databases. From a sample topic statement, search terms are identified, Boolean search operators are highlighted, and a model search statement is illustrated. A worksheet for constructing one's own search statement is included.
Subject area: Education
Audience level: Undergraduate
Time commitment: 20-30 minutes
Instruction level: Intermediate
Information Literacy Standards
- Standard 1: The information literate student determines the nature and extent of the information needed. Performance Indicator 1: ..defines and articulates the need for information.
Standard 2: The information literate student accesses needed information effectively and efficiently.
Performance Indicator 2: ...constructs and implements effectively designed search strategies.