Water Shortage

Your Librarian: Beth Sanderson, bsanderson@uwb.edu
PART 1: Breaking down your research question/topic
    How would human consumption have effects on water resources in US?
        In order to begin constructing effective searches using       Boolean Operators, you’ll need to break down your topic and       brainstorm some search terms, or keywords, to build your searches with.             Write the main ideas or concepts of your research question/topic here:     * Human behavior ,* water, effects, United State
PART 2: Brainstorming Search Terms (Keywords)
Now that you’ve identified the main ideas and concepts of your research question/topic, brainstorm additional search terms for those ideas so you can search catalogs and databases more effectively.
For example:
  *Brainstorm and write your keywords for each main idea or concept* in the boxes* below*(refer back to     2a on page one for your main ideas). Feel free to use a thesaurus     or talk with other people if that helps you think of additional     keywords.
        (Don’t worry if you don’t have a total of four main ideas…only use the boxes above you need)
PART 3: Building Keyword Boolean Searches
Now that you have many search terms to use, construct a couple of Boolean searches to try in the databases you were shown in class.
  Construct searches using the keywords you feel best describe   each main idea of your topic
      Use the Boolean Operators AND, OR, ( ), *, ?, and   “ ” like we’ve done in the examples below:
    Search #1: “Compan” AND “e-waste” AND “recycl”
      *Write your searches* here:     Search #1: “water shortage” AND “population growth”
Search #2: “water scarcity”
PART 4: Performing your Boolean Searches
        English 102 web guide: http://libguides.uwb.edu/ENG102pouliot  
(try starting with Expanded Academic   Index or Academic Search Complete).
      Record the following information from the sources you think are most useful for your...