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Searching is a CINCH!
  Introduction
  Welcome
  Objectives
  Introduction
  CINCH steps
  Concept Mapping
  Identify your Engine
  Narrow your Search
  Credibility Assessment
  Helpful Resource
  Conclusion
  Multi-Media Files
  Search Engines
  Summary
  Test
  Feedback
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Narrow Your Search

Where in the WWW is it?
(Searching is a CINCH!)

Narrow Your Search
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After you have created your concept map associated with your topic and have identified which kind of search engine you want to use, the next step is to understand how you can narrow your search. There are several strategies for doing this which are dependent upon what kind of search engine that you will be using. This component covers how to combine the key concepts that your class has generated for topical and keyword searches.

Some additional suggestions that you can try as you begin combining your key concepts are:

  • Include distinctive names, acronyms, and abbreviations within your strategies

  • Include synonyms and variant spellings within your strategies

 

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