The Search Strategy Builder is a tool designed to teach you how to create a search string using Boolean logic. While it is not a database and is not designed to input a search, you should be able to copy and paste the results into most databases' search boxes. To see an example of how to do this, click here.

Concept 1 and Concept 2 and Concept 3
Name your concepts here    
Search terms Search terms Search terms
List alternate terms (synonyms or specific examples) for each concept.

Use single words or short phrases.

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Now, select and copy everything in the box above, then paste it into a search box in almost any database.

Note: in ALICE, this will only work with Keyword searches.


Great thanks to the University of Arizona Library for permission to use this tool which they developed!