AND - OR - NOTBoolean search on Google.
A Boolean search uses the terms AND, OR and NOT to modify the search results. If I wanted to look for information about rice AND beans, I would type that in to Google. If I want information about rice OR beans, I would type that in to Google. If I want information about rice but NOT beans, I would type that in to Google. Which search do you think would garner the most results? Which do you think would garner the least? Try it out!
Today I want you to do some Boolean searches on Google for your research paper topic. Take a few minutes to jot down the Boolean searches you will try. I will be coming around to see them, so please have these notes ready.
If you want to read more about Boolean searches, check out this site from a library.