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Keyword search tips: an example search
Desired result - Resources on/for planning science lessons for primary aged students.
Topic keywords brainstorm - Primary, science, lessons, lesson planning, elementary
Keywords entered into the search box: primary science lesson*
This search will retrieve results with all 3 terms
Adding an asterisk to the end of the word 'lesson' will truncate or extend the search results and find the terms lessons or lesson.
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Look within the catalogue record of the first relevant item you find. Scroll down the page to the subject heading fields.
Click on a relevant subject heading link e.g. Science -- Study and teaching (Primary). This will reveal more resources that have been classified using the same heading.
Reference books can be an excellent starting point for locating quick, background information and developing an understanding of a topic.
The majority of our reference sources are available online via the library catalogue and Discovery.The print reference collection is housed in the compactus on the ground floor of the Giblin Eunson Library. Here are some suggestions that may help you get started.
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