AIS 101 Research Strategies : Overview

Book cover Autobiography of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman AlexieResearch process

 assignment, develop topic, words to search by, types of resources, find and evaluate, write and cite


Develop topic – write down specific alternative words – narrow topic
Search for books

Think of different ways to express the same idea:



Genre (book,film)


















  • Boolean "and" Boolean And Search
  • Boolean "or" allows you to search closely related terms -- either can be in the records retrieved Boolean searching using "OR"