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Having trouble finding relevant resources for your assessment tasks? This tool will help you generate a search, which you can copy and paste into MultiSearch or any of the library databases to retrieve better results.
Follow steps 1 to 5 below to create a search that contains: key terms and their synonyms; Boolean operators; and symbols to search with wildcards, truncation and phrases.
If this is your first time using the assistant, read through the following pages in the Information Skills guide to better understand the process:
STEP 1: ADD ASSESSMENT TASK - Copy & paste your assessment task into the box below.
Copy Your Search
While you are able to type key concepts straight into search boxes, using what are called Boolean operators (AND, OR and NOT) to join keywords and phrases is an important part of creating a good search strategy. They help you focus a search when you have too many results and broaden it when you bring back too few.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to use Boolean operators to make your search more relevant and comprehensive to get the best out of the library's databases.