The most commonly used strategy for online database searching.
- Identify the concepts and select the terms to represent each concept.
Combine the terms with Boolean OR.
- Combine the concepts with Boolean operators, most often AND.
Form an initial set of postings and reduce its size as necessary.
Combine the concepts with Boolean AND.Citation Pearl Growing
- Identify the vocabulary elements by examining the indexing terms associated with relevant or pertinent documents.
- Select the terms from the records for searching.