Prepare for searching by identifying the central concepts in your research
Computers are programmed to match strings of characters and
spaces and do not often understand the natural language we use with each other. They can't guess what you mean, don't "read" subtexts, and are easily confused by ambiguity, so
clarify for them what you will be looking for. Focus only on essential
coverage of 9/11"
cover events. Unless the media caused the event,
this term is unnecessary.
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words like "favorite," "advantage," or "better"
are not useful if you need to gather evidence to help you make
a decision or develop a solution. Don't just grab an opinion or the
"right" answer off someone else's shelf.
databases and search engines are programmed to ignore common words that don't
impact a search. These are called "stopwords" and typically
include terms like "the," "from," "about,"