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Environmental Studies

A guide for researchers looking for environmental information.

Constructing Your Search

1. State your research question in a clear sentence.
     I’d like to study mortality in the Atlantic slave trade, with particular regard to its causes.

2. Identify the concepts in your research question.
     mortality and atlantic slave trade and causes

3. Think of related terms (connected by or) which might also describe your concepts.
     (mortality or death) and atlantic slave trade and (causes or factors)

4. Apply special features and put together your statement.
     (mortality or death*) and "atlantic slave trade" and (cause* or factor*) 

Note that parentheses are only needed when "OR" strings and ANDs
linked in the same box.



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