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The 3M Search Strategy « a simple way to help students prepare to use BOOLEAN logic to search   the WebCat the internet Make a simple table with three columns and column titles:    MUST MIGHT MUST NOT .

The 3M Search Strategy MUST MIGHT MUST NOT List what search terms you know must be there List what search terms you think might be there List what search terms you know must not be there .

The 3M Search Strategy allows you to build a search string MUST MIGHT(+) MUST NOT(-) You will search these terms using AND You can add these words with OR You can subtract these terms with NOT .

You will search these terms using AND Search China AND maps .The 3M Search Strategy allows you to build a search string MUST China maps You want to search for sites of maps of China.

Search China AND maps China (MUST) Maps (MUST) Results: You will get only the light green sites .BOOLEAN SEARCH: AND You want to search for sites of maps of China.

You will search these terms using OR Search First Nations OR aboriginal .The 3M Search Strategy allows you to build a search string MIGHT MUST First Nations aboriginal You want to search for sites about First Nations. .

Search First Nations OR aboriginal First Nations (MUST) Aboriginal (MIGHT) Results: You will get all the green sites .BOOLEAN SEARCH: OR You want to search for sites about First Nations.

You will search these terms using NOT Search China NOT dishes .The 3M Search Strategy allows you to build a search string MUST NOT MUST China dishes You want to search for sites about China.

BOOLEAN SEARCH: NOT You want to search for sites about China. Search China NOT dishes China (MUST) dishes (NOT) Results: You will get only the green sites .

The 3M Search Strategy allows you to build a more complex search string MUST MUST First Nations Education British Columbia You want to search for sites about First Nations education in British Columbia. Search: You will search these terms using AND First Nations AND education AND British Columbia .

BOOLEAN SEARCH: AND«AND You want to search for sites about First Nations education in British Columbia. Enter search terms First Nations AND education AND British Columbia First Nations (MUST) British Columbia (MUST) Education (MUST) Results: You will get all the inner green sites .

The 3M Search Strategy allows you to build a search string to find adjacent terms: MUST µGold Rushµ You want to search for sites about The Gold Rush. You will keep these terms adjacent by putting them in quotation marks Search µGold Rushµ .

BOOLEAN SEARCH: ´adjacent termsµ You want to search for sites about the Gold Rush. Enter search terms ´Gold Rushµ (in quotation marks) to find only those sites where the words are adjacent: Gold Rush Sites with gold and rush Results: You will get all the inner green sites .

The 3M Search Strategy allows you to conduct searches using truncated search terms. Will you search: Buddha OR Buddhism OR Buddhist ? Or « You can ´reduceµ or truncate these search terms using the * . the lowest common word roots: MIGHT MUST Buddh* You want to find sites about the Buddhist faith.

Search the truncated form Buddh* to find all of the sites that apply to your area of study: Buddh(a) Buddh(ism) Buddh(ist) Results: You will get all these sites .BOOLEAN SEARCH: ´truncated termsµ You want to search for sites about Buddhism.

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