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CHEM 142 - General Chemistry II - Annotated Bibliography Project: Turn Questions Into Searches

Library information and resources for CHEM 142
Library databases have a lot of sophisticated searching features. Click the "Search Tips" tab to review the "big three."

From Question to Search Statement

A search strategy is the combination of words you use to find articles on your topic in a database. This example uses Academic Search Premier (now Academic Search Complete). 

Sample question: What is the cost to remediate climate change? 

Initial search strategy: cost and remediate and climate change

After some testing, here's a better search strategy: "Climate change" and cost analysis 

Screenshot demonstrating a search for "climate change" and cost analysis in Academic Search Premier

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