* from Northeastern Illinois University
Search Topic: I am interested in finding out more about whether there is a relationship between health disparities and language.
Based on the search above, do the options below use search strategies correctly? Could they be improved?
“health disparities” AND “health”
language OR "human activity"
"language" OR Spanish OR English
"health disparities" OR "preventable differences"
language* OR cultur*
A. Boolean Operators
OR is mORe (joins similar terms) e.g. cognitive OR brain
AND is less (joins dissimilar terms) e.g. memory AND music
Sample Search Using both AND and OR
"memory loss" OR memory
B. Quotation Marks
Use quotation marks to search for a phrase
Use a symbol, the asterisk * is the most common, to look for variant endings of a word