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Deaf Studies

Search Strategy

Check out this video to learn how to manipulate your search to get the resources you need.

Using Boolean Operators

Keywords can be combined with other keywords using the AND operator to narrow your topic. For example:

  • deaf AND education
  • language AND literacy AND deaf

Keywords can be combined with synonyms using OR to broaden your search. For example:

  • american sign language OR asl

Using Quotes

Quotations can be used to search phrases. For example:

  • "deaf culture"
  • "cochlear implants"

Putting these terms in quotes means that the words will be searched as a phrase rather than each word separately.

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