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The Info Doctor is In

Symptoms: 
Search on "oil drilling in Wyoming's Medicine Bow National Forest" results in no hits.

Searcher experiences discouragement and doubt about topic.


Diagnosis:
INFORMATION DEPRIVATION
Search strategy is TOO NARROW.

Prescription:
Expand search using:
  • a broader geographic area such as Wyoming, Rocky Mountains
  • equivalent words such as energy, exploration
  • more general terminology such as development, federal lands
  • fewer key concepts such as "oil drilling Wyoming"
TIP:

Use the Boolean operator OR between concepts to expand your search. Place parentheses at the beginning and end of the statement.

Example: (oil
OR petroleum) AND (Wyoming OR "Rocky Mountains").

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