Questions to think about:
1. What is the authority behind the information?
2. What is the purpose of the information?
3. How biased or neutral is the information?
4. Can the information be verified from other sources?
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MulltiDatabase Discovery Search
Hints: Practice using the Boolean operators you learned about in the slides. For instance: Use AND between different terms Use OR between terms with similar meaning
Use * to retrieve all words with that root.