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Approaching a Search

Every user approaches his/her searches differently and user studies suggest that libraries (and database creators) cannot predict the order in which users will seek resources. Think about how you approach a search. What is your priority? Do you seek resources first:

How you start your search may depend on many things -- including how soon you want to stop. Your decisions on use may also involve:

Searching for particular types of information may be easier if you pursue a particular search strategy based on the type of information you seek or the "container" which holds it. For some suggestions, try Specific Approaches for Specific Information.

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Created: 2001/12/04 Last updated: 2010/08/19
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