Put together a search statement or strategy

Your search statement will combine all your identified keywords within the concepts you have defined. You might need to have more than one, depending on how many different parts there are to your topic. Remember, these search statements can be used to find information in multiple search tools.

Example search statements

Our example assignment topic

Discuss how the development of artificial intelligence will impact University Libraries in the next 5 years.

Here are some example search statements for our assignment topic:

("artificial intelligence" OR robot*) AND (university librar* OR "academic librar*")

("artificial intelligence" OR "machine learning") AND (university OR academic) AND librar*

"artificial intelligence" AND "academic libraries"

Continue on to the next section to find out about the best search tools to use for your research.