Preparing for Keyword Searching

The effect of television viewing on aggressive behavior in teenagers  

  1. State your topic as specifically as possible:
    • The effect of television viewing on aggressive behavior in teenagers  
  2. Identify the main concepts:
  3. Type the keywords, combining them with AND:

    Example of search technique

  • If you don’t find enough results, make a list of additional keywords or phrases for each concept.
television aggressive behavior teenagers
  aggression adolescents


   4. Add the additional terms using OR, and use truncation (*) to pick up different endings. 

Example of search technique

 

 If you have only one search box, use nesting (parentheses) to combine terms: 

      television AND (aggressive behavior OR aggression) AND (teenagers OR adolescen*)