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Company, Industry & Career Resources - Construction and Architectural Technologies (COMM 1113, BLDG 1193 & BIM 1024)

Searching the Library Databases - Topic 1

Building a search

Topic:  Can office design help to promote employee wellness?

  Major Themes

  •   office
  •   design
  •  wellness

 

  Synonyms or like terms

  •  office (workplace)
  • design (architecture)
  • wellness (wellbeing or health)

   

Put key concepts together with an AND: 

office and design and wellness

Put synonyms/like terms together with an OR in ():

(wellness or wellbeing or health)

Search:

(office OR workplace)

AND (design OR architecture)

AND (wellness OR wellbeing OR health)

advanced search in Page 1+

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Go to Canadian Sources +  to search both CBCA and Canadian Major Dailies for Canadian sources.


 

Searching the Library Databases - Topic 2

Building a search

Topic:  wood skyscrapers

  Major Themes

  •   wood
  •   skyscraper

  Synonyms or like terms

  •    wood (timber)
  •   skyscraper (tall building, high-rise, condo)

   

Put key concepts together with an AND: 

wood AND skyscraper

Put synonyms/like terms together with an OR in ():

(wood or timber)

Use asterisks * to truncate words (condo* > searches condo or condominium)

Search:

(wood OR timber)

AND

(tall building OR skyscraper OR high-rise or condo*)

Page 1+ advanced search

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Go to Canadian Sources +  to search both CBCA and Canadian Major Dailies for Canadian sources.


 

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