Our Topic: Teachers' Role in Dealing with Bullying in School
Our Mission: To Develop a Search Strategy
It's Up to You: How would you develop a search strategy for this topic? Go through each of the steps below, think of what you would do, then compare it to what we recommend.
The key concepts in our topic are:
You'll notice these are all nouns. That's typical because these are concepts--not actions and not descriptive adjectives.
A good initial search strategy might be combining our key concepts with AND to bring back results with each of these words in them:
teachers AND school AND bullying AND role
We could put this search strategy in the database Academic Search Complete:
After reviewing our search results for our initial search, we might find a need to revise our search. Here's one way we might do so:
teachers AND school AND bullying AND (role OR impact)
And here's one of our results:
Take a look at the subjects listed below this one result. Now we have a few more good ideas! Here's another search to try:
("teacher influence" OR "teacher role") AND "school bullying"
We took these from the clues in our subjects listed in the record for the one article from our results because these are the terms the database uses. And that's how search strategy development works!