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Master of Environment (OEP)

Resources to support students studying the Master of Environment

Search Strategies

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • identify the need for and importance of keywords for effective searching
  • use synonyms and subject terms to generate keywords
  • apply phrase searching, truncation and wildcard terms effectively
  • use Boolean operators to broaden or narrow your search

Why do I need to know about keywords?

  • Keywords give you the best chance of finding relevant information by clarifying what it is you are searching for
  • Identifying keywords from concepts is a key part of understanding your topic
  • Keywords allow you to capture results you might otherwise miss
  • Keywords can help to broaden or narrow your search

Learn how: go.unimelb.edu.au/jnp6