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EEMB/ES 152 - Applied Marine Ecology (Holbrook, Winter 2023): Search Terms

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Search Terms

What key terms will you use in searching to help answer this question?  Use a Thesaurus to help you with synonyms.


      General, Related Words:                                        Synonyms:

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marine, benthic, ocean, oceanic 


Search relevant databases using the keywords you came up with, combining synonyms:

( _____________________  OR  _____________________  OR  ____________________ )


( _____________________  OR  _____________________  OR  ____________________ )


( _____________________  OR  _____________________  OR  ____________________ )



(marine OR benthic OR ocean*)



This can also be written as: 

(marine OR benthic OR ocean*) AND acidifi*


Search for phrases using quotation marks.

Boolean Operators

Boolean Searching: "AND" narrows results by requiring all terms to be in each search result. "OR" expands your search by allowing any of the terms to be in each result. "NOT" limits your search by excluding the term appearing after the NOT operator.

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